How to make a sturdy, rain-proof protest sign

My Science March sign, using the same technique/materials.
The other side of this sign is more serious. Like a mullet: business in front, party in the back.

What you need

  • 2 corrugated plastic sign blanks (I used 20x24)
  • DecoColor paint markers, broad tip
  • 1 round dowel rod, 48" long and 1" or greater diameter
  • 4 wood screws, 1/2"
  • clear packing tape
  • power drill (with a fine drill bit and a screwdriver bit)
  • eye protection
  • gaffer tape (optional, for extra grip and comfort on handle)

Where to get it

DecoColor Opaque Paint Markers — tried and true against rain

What you do

Drawing my sign with my mockup handy.
Two signs, done. I didn’t fill in the pattern on the second ‘dream’ because it was late already!
My finished sign, with gaffer tape grips

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Nebula-nominated spec-fic author, eclectic reader, myth collector, piemaker & dinosaur enthusiast. My stories have appeared in Asimov's & elsewhere.

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Felicity Shoulders

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Nebula-nominated spec-fic author, eclectic reader, myth collector, piemaker & dinosaur enthusiast. My stories have appeared in Asimov's & elsewhere.

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