I've never done a product review before. But I think that if I find something that makes my life easier, it's worth sharing.
Yesterday in Walmart I spied these in the school supplies aisle:
And I thought -- well that's worth a shot. And they are awesome!
They're obviously going to cost more than regular markers or crayons -- especially at this time of year (I think I paid $4 something -- can't find my receipt!), but so do dry erase MARKERS and if you have little ones, these are worth the money.
Our art easel has a chalkboard side and a whiteboard side plus the center pole for holding paper. We go through a lot of butcher paper (courtesy of IKEA) but my 3 year old does love the whiteboard.
These are great because there is no marker mess (or smell -- I always get low odor otherwise) and they rubbed off well with the mitt that is provided. It did take a little elbow grease and there was a slight film but it was good enough for my girl and then when she was done done I ran a wet washcloth over it and everything came right off. The board looks good as new.
We have had a discussion about "special crayons" and what you can and can't write on with them, but she gets it no problem.
I may never go back to the markers again!