We have found that clipboards really come in handy in our homeschool. As a not-back-to-school craft, my kids turned something plain and boring into something fun and inspiring. 🙂
This is an easy and inexpensive craft. We found all of the supplies at the dollar store and the dollar bins at Target (even a miniature bottle of Mod Podge, although the bottle pictured here is from Walmart).
Your child will need the following items: a plain clipboard (wood or plastic), stickers of their choice (as long as they are flat; don’t use the bubble kind), a sponge brush and Mod Podge. (If you don’t have Mod Podge, use clear nail polish instead.)
First, if there is plastic covering the clipboard, make sure you remove it. Remove the stickers from their plastic packaging.
Second, let your child place the stickers anywhere and anyway they wish on the front and back of their clipboard. (Don’t worry about the front becoming a bumpy surface. Simply pad the clipboard with extra paper before using it.)
Third, once the stickers are in place, pour a small amount of Mod Podge in a paper bowl or on a paper plate.
Then, have your child dab the sponge brush in the Mod Podge and lightly paint over each sticker. The Mod Podge will dry clear. (If using clear nail polish, use the brush that comes with the polish and paint over each sticker. It will also dry clear.) With the Mod Podge, the entire surface of the clipboard may be lightly painted if your child so desires.
Make sure your child allows one side to dry before painting the other side. It won’t take long to dry.
That’s it! Now your child has a personalized clip board they’ll love using. 🙂