July 17, 2012

DIY Pom-Pom Erasers

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a Pinterest addict.  Hi Amanda!

It's true.  Since joining the world of Pinterest, I can't get enough.  There are so many ideas to steal borrow.

I have tried my hand at a few crafty things, but that is not really my forte. Many of those projects are simply out of my league, but if it can be accomplished with a glue gun and and glue gun only, I'm ALL over it!!

One of the most brilliant and simple ideas I have seen is the pom-pom hot glued (woot! woot!) to a dry erase marker.  Seriously...genius!  It's a built in eraser.  Why have I not thought of this before?

I took the dry-erase markers from Staples (remember the ones that I paid close to nothing for?!?) and went to town.  It took me a whopping 15 minutes.  Glue, pom-pom, hold!  Very complicated directions. 

I'm stoked about how they turned out.  I love the black marker with bright pom-pom!

I plan on giving each one of my students a marker with pom-pom during the first week of school.  I will add student names (via printed labels) to each marker to personalize and students will be responsilbe for keeping track of their own dry erase marker.

If a new eraser is needed, well then, I'll just bust out my glue gun and go to town right then and there.  Y'all keep a glue gun in your classroom too, right?

Hmmm... what else can I do with just a glue gun?  Ideas?  Please comment below.


  1. Omg I have not seen this!! Does pinterest ever make you say "why the heck did I not think of this?" because that's usually how I feel! haha!

  2. LOVE this! And this is something even I think I can do! LOL

    Classroom Capers

  3. That is a genius idea! Dry erase markers are on my kids' supply lists so I'll have to wait until school starts to try this out. Thanks for the tip.
    iTeach 1:1

  4. That is an awesome idea! I would save so many paper towels by doing that. Thanks for sharing!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. That is so great, I am going to find me some cheap dry erase markers and pull out my glue gun. I love this, they are beautiful!!!!! Your motto should be I have a glue gun and am not afraid to use it.

  6. Why didn't I think of that?! I've been searching for eraser caps for markers. Thanks for posting, because I've missed this one on Pinterest.


  7. Brilliant! Can't wait to try it!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  8. I was thinking of doing this too! Your post and cute pictures convinced me to try it :-)

  9. This is an awesome idea! I'm with you-if it can be hot glued I can do anything else ... well it looks better in my mind than in reality. I can't wait to hot glue my erasers to my dry erase markers.

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  10. Thia is great! I actually bought the eraser caps made for dry erase markers a long time ago, and it got so dirty (like a normal whiteboard eraser does) that it no longer became usable. Pom poms are much cheaper, easily found in stores and quicker to replace!

  11. This is the most awesome idea ever. Totally pinning this!
    ~April at ideabackpack.blogspot.com

  12. Time saver for you - because you glued the poms to the cap, you won't need to re-glue, even if the marker goes dry. Just switch the old eraser cap with the new one on the new marker. Look how smart you are, and you didn't even know it!

  13. I may have already pinned this, but just in case I haven't...thanks!

  14. I've seen these too. A year later, how would you rate them in terms of actually erasing and longevity? Thanks!


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