Posing with Plexiglass

For a fun time, frame a sheet of plexiglass with duct tape to take care of any sharp edges. Go outside, and draw on the plexiglass with dry erase markers to make “enhancements” to your environment!!

In a very short time we had beautiful flowers growing out of the lawn,

backyard trees full of red ripe apples,

and exciting adventures out at sea!!

We dressed up like fairy princesses,

and made funny faces!

And we even found fun new ways to say “hello”!

You can find sheets of plexiglass at your local hardware store — an 11″ x 14″ sheet is around $4.

Have fun!!


  1. This was such a great idea that I am going to pass it along. you have such a fertile mind when it comes to thinking up FUN!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    I must admit, Emily’s “silly face” is downright creepy. πŸ˜‰


  3. I love the adventure at sea. I think the photos of the “enhancements” are wonderful works of art as well. This would make a great travel tool!

  4. LOVE! What A fab idea!

    • Thanks, Melissa! I might just carry a piece of plexiglass wherever I go now… it’s kind of addicting. πŸ˜‰

  5. Awesome! I was just about to ask where to get it, and you already answered my question =)

    • I happened to dig this one up from a corner in the garage. Makes me wonder what other crafty things are hiding in there… πŸ˜‰

  6. This is an awesome idea, so can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for all your inspiring ideas πŸ™‚

  7. Personally, I would have grown a tree full of candy instead of apples- you’re kiddos are so incredibly too healthy… ;0)

    • HA!!! We turned some lamp posts into lollipops later, and that was LOTS of fun! Love the candy tree idea!!

  8. This is a very entertaining idea – we have a lot of empty plastic frames that could be used for this purpose too.

  9. yet another fabulous idea!

  10. I love this idea and how the masking tape frames it and also takes away the sharp edges. This is one of those things that I’m sure kids can spend hours on!

  11. LOVE this idea!!!

  12. Oh, how neat!! Reminds me of an episode of The Upside Down Show ( my little guy’s fave.) Definitely on the look-out for Plexiglass now! Oh, AND this one is getting “pinned”!

  13. Love it!!! So cute. I also pinned it. What a fun thing to really let there imaginations go crazy. I think I might try it with the girl scout troop.

  14. We did this today and it’s so much fun. I used yellow duct tape though, I thought it would be pretty but the markers don’t quite clean up well off of it so I am probably going to cover it with black duct tape.

    Also question, what brand of dry erase makers do you like? Yours seem to show up brighter than ours.

    Thanks for the idea!! My daughter was thrilled πŸ™‚

    ** Also my hardware store had plexiglass “scraps” that were different sizes, and I got two pieces for less than $2 each!