Personalized Clipboards

I am always looking for "on the go" projects/activities for the boys.  They love drawing, printing, and scribbling on paper, so I decided to make them some fun, colorful, personalized clipboards.  They are a big hit, and I think they will be great for car rides and trips to the grocery store.

You'll Need:
  • colorful paper
  • a clipboard (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • Modge Podge
  • a paintbrush or sponge brush
  • a pencil
  • scissors
  • ribbon/embellishments (optional)

Cut the paper out so that it is the same shape and size as the clipboard.  Cut out around the clip.  It is OK to use a couple of different pieces of paper.  Just remember that you want the writing surface to be as smooth as possible.

Cover the surface of the clipboard with Mod Podge and apply paper.  Smooth out as best as you can.  (I used a bone folder, but this isn't necessary.  Many of the bumps will smooth out when the Mod Podge dries.)

Cover the paper with a coat of Mod Podge for a glossy, polished finished.

After it dries, you can repeat the same steps to apply paper to the back of the clipboard.  You can also add embellishments --  I added the boys' initials (with stickers) and used a ribbon to attach a colored pencil, but you can add whatever you want.

I hope your boys and girls enjoy this project as much as mine!  :-)

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy
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  1. Great idea - with the warmer weather we are moving many of our at home activities out to the deck or nearby park and this would be a great help!

  2. Thanks, Margo. As you can see in the last picture, my oldest son is using his out on our deck. :-)

  3. They turned out great! I'll keep this in mind for when my little ones are a bit older.

  4. Cute! I made a slew of these for teacher gifts a couple years back & it began my addiction to mod podge! :) Found you @ Tip Junkie

  5. Fab project I love mode lodge and use it on loads of my projects on my blog Tina x x

  6. Great idea, would work well in my classroom too!

  7. I have to try it with my son..thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for the great idea!

    Smiles Jody

  9. u always have great ideas girl.. keep them comming.. will have to try tmrow with my little man.. im sure will have great fun doing it


  10. Gina, you'll be pleased to know that I am going to make these to give to the Primary dancers at our highland dance competition this weekend!

    1. Fun! I just gave one to my 5 year old who is sick in bed and tired of watching TV. He is now happily coloring. :-)


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