Dry Erase Prize Wheel

Ah, the beloved prize wheel. It’s been entertaining people for decades. Winning something somehow never gets old.

I recently had the opportunity to create a prize wheel for a job fair. The great thing about this wheel is its ability to change themes thanks to its dry erase surface. It can be used professionally or for entertainment purposes.

You’ve got to spin it to win it!

Materials used:

  • Lazy susan from (Ikea for $7.99)
  • Board slightly larger than the spinner
  • Primer
  • Spray paint w/gloss
  • Dry erase paint
  • Heavy duty glue that bonds wood
  • Wasabi tape
  • Dowel
  • Drill
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Wooden ball (Michaels)
  • Zip Tie
Photo/Kendra Yost

Photo/Kendra Yost

Take the rubber ring off the back of the lazy suzan. Spray the top of the lazy susan with primer. Let dry. Follow the directions on the Dry Erase paint and paint the top of the lazy susan. Do 3 coats. Let Dry.

Sand the wood board and prime it. Let dry.Paint the board the color you want. Let Dry.

Paint the wood ball and dowel. Let dry.

Using striped washi tape, create lined divisions.

Hammer in a nail near the end of each strip of tape. Make sure you don’t get too close to the top as you might splinter the wood. I used a book behind the wheel as I hammered in the nails giving it more support.

Glue the lazy susan on the board, centering it near the top. Glue the wooden ball to the center. Let it dry overnight. We want that sucker to stick.

Drill a hole near the bottom right of the spinner slightly smaller than the dowel. Hammer the dowel in. Make any touch ups as needed with the paint.

Add the zip tie. Trim to desired “anticipation” rate.

Fill in the spaces with a dry erase marker. Note: The Magic Eraser works GREAT for erasing.

Spin away!

Photo/Kendra Yost

Photo/Kendra Yost

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