Monday Made It: Clipboards & Painting

I am linking up with Tara again over at 4th Grade Frolics.  I have really enjoyed these Monday Made It's and have so much inspiration from them!  
This week I wanted to use scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to make these famous clipboards!  My clipboards were that ugly ole' brown with kids names and a even a gun (yikes!) drawn on one.  Now, they look MUCH better!  I didn't put any ribbon on them because these are for student use only and I could just see them unraveling all my ribbon!  First up: girly clipboards.
Then some more gender neutral: 
And then some clipboards for the boys!
We also finished one of my favorite home projects ever!  I got the idea from Shannon at Bless Our Nest. I put stickers on a canvas and then let my son paint over them.
I tried to just let him paint and not direct so it would totally be HIS art!

After the paint had time to dry, I pulled off the stickers and TADA!  It has many imperfections, but I am still loving it!


  1. Ok Lana, your sons painting just made me cry!!! Seriously! So precious!!! Love that idea!!! What a treasure!!! It just took my breath away! The clipboards....amazing!! I love that you made girl, boy, and gender!!!! I only have a few but lookin like I may been to be making some more!!! Thanks for linking up friend!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I LOVE the painting! Gorgeous! & the clipboards are cute, too!

    Primary Inspired

  3. Wow! You made a lot of clipboards. I bet the kids will love them.

    The painting is absolutely precious!!!

    room 4 imagination

  4. The painting is so inspirational! It came out wonderful!! I love all of your clipboards. I like how you made some for each gender & added the gender neutral ones. Everything looks great!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Great job on your clipboards.

    your sons painting is sooo sweet. I absolutely love it.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. I love your son's painting. Very very adorable.

    I Love My Classroom

  7. I love love love it all!!! I love that you made a variety of clipboards, Mine all look pretty girly so I need to go get some boyish stuff and make more! And your son's artwork, absolutely gorgeous!! I am sure it will be treasured :)
    The Resource(ful) Room

  8. I love all your clipboards - and I absolutely love your son's painting, too! What a wonderful keepsake :)


  9. I love your clipboards and the painting your son made. Super cute stuff!

  10. I also am in the process of covering up my old clipboards for my students! I love your son's painting and crafty wall hanging! This might be my next project for me!!

  11. Beautiful wall chart! I'm working on making ONE clipboard. It's a little harder than I thought! I've given you the Liebster Blog award! Please stop by my blog for your award and information!

  12. I'm loving all of the decorative clipboards I've been seeing! I have a couple at home and plan to spruce them up with ddecorative duck tape! Yours look great!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  13. Love the clipboards and ADORE that painting!! What a treasure!! Beautiful!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  14. That painting is adorable, and would look well on any wall - you and your son did a great job!

  15. That painting is so precious. I think I'll have to do that with my little C . She is turning 2 in 5 days!!!

    A Passion For Primary

  16. Precious!! I have given your blog some awards. Please stop by my blog to pick them up.

    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

  17. How sweet! The painting was heart warming. Love the clipboards. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love the painting and the variety in your clipboards.

    The Idea Backpack

  19. I just HAD to tell you that the painting is PRECIOUS. It came out beautifully. I feel like when kids do artwork it may not be as perfect as we know we could make it, but that's what makes it so amazing and genuine :) What a great poster to have for years and years.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  20. Your clipboards are cute! I especially LOVE your son's artwork! What a great idea!! I bet he is very proud.

  21. Love your clipboards but I have to say I really LOVE your babies artwork...adorable I would love to do something like this with Kendall! thanks for sharing!

  22. I love the painting! What a precious treasure!!! I might have to do that with my own son when he gets a little older!

  23. Great job on the clip boards! I also love your son's masterpiece! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

  24. Your clipboards are too cute! I need to find sometime to make some of these. Summer is going too fast.


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