We love using clipboards around here. We have quite a few regular-sized ones, but sometimes it’s nice to have something small to tuck into a bag for a nature hike or car ride. You can buy small clipboards at most office supply stores, but we like making our own using recycled cardboard and binder clips.
- cardboard, cut to size – cereal boxes, backs of notepads, shoe boxes, etc.
- binder clips
- decorative paper (optional) – scrapbooking paper, pieces of your child’s artwork, etc.
- clear contact paper (optional)
- If your cardboard is thin, you might want to attach two pieces together. You could glue them together, weight it down and let it dry or use sturdy double-stick tape or glue dots.
- Decorate your clipboard or leave it plain! Let your kids be creative! We used glue dots for attaching the paper and artwork, since I didn’t want to wait for glue to dry.
- For extra protection and sturdiness, cover the clipboard with clear contact paper. If you do this, you can use dry erase markers right on the contact paper for extra fun!
- Attach some paper with a binder clip and you’re done!
Tomorrow I’ll share some of the ways we use our clipboards while we play! Have fun!