On-the-Go Mini Clipboards: keep your kids busy with their own paper and crayons while on the go. These mini clipboards are perfect for a day full of errands, restaurants and more!
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Ever since my oldest son could hold a crayon in his hand he has loved to color and draw pictures. Like big brothers do, he has passed on that love to his little brother. I love watching them gather their books, crayons or markers and colorfully decorating their papers. We decided to make these mini clipboards for the days we are just on-the-go. I typically pack up the younger two while my oldest son is in school for the days I need to run errands. These mini clipboards are perfect for passing the time away in the car, doctors office, or while we are waiting for lunch at a restaurant.
My boys frequently watch the Amazon original kids series, Creative Galaxy. The first time I saw this show I was so excited….it tugs at my craft loving heart 🙂 Our on-the-go mini clipboards were inspired by Arty and his side-kick Epiphany who also solve problems using different forms of art. Each episode highlights a unique creative medium (painting, music, sculpting, cooking, etc.) all things that I am so passionate about. Creative Galaxy season 2 will be starting September 16th and my boys can’t wait to see more creative adventures!
ON-THE-GO MINI CLIPBOARDS SUPPLIES:
- Mini clipboard, found at your local craft store
- Painter Tapes or Washi Tape, optional
First you will want to paint a base color on your mini clipboards. We chose a pretty grey but you can use whatever you have on hand! I love how you can personalize these and make them anyway you really want. After our base coat dried we placed washi tape in various patterns on our clipboard.
We painted the triangles and shapes different colors and allowed them to dry slightly before removing the tape.
Remember this is the kids project so if there are a few little messes or so called “imperfections” it’s okay! 🙂
We decided to do try another method for our second mini clipboard and I must say it was a true winner with my 3 year old son.
We dry brushed the paint on the mini clipboard and he loved that there was no specific directions of how he needed to paint. To dry brush simply dip your paint in the brush and remove most of the paint on a paper towel so that when brushing it leaves a small amount.
After the clipboards were dry I cut some white paper to size and tied on some crayons.
These would be a really fun favor for a small birthday party as well. The kids can even make their own at the party and then take them home.