I use them with students from time to time, if we're writing, drawing, completing an activity they quite helpful. It's something about having a clipboard in your hands, maybe it's because they make you look "official" like you're doing important business. They're handy for me when doing observations, jotting a few notes, etc. However, some of these counselor clipboards had seen better days, they look rather boring and plain. I did a simple fix by adding scrapbook paper onto each clipboard.
|Scrapbook Paper, Michaels $7.49 w/ 40% off coupon|
I used mod podge to glue the paper and once the paper was on, I painted another top layer of glue on top (now I so see why people rave about this stuff, it's great).
|Mod Podge glue, AC Moore $4.49 w/ 50% off coupon.|
After drying overnight they were good as new. I covered 6 clipboards total and made sure that I had paper on the boards that would appeal to both girls & boys. I even made one a little personal. Years ago I was really into running and doing local races and I had saved all my bib numbers. I cut the numbers up and glued them on the clip board (same as the scrapbook paper). This was a simple way to enjoy my (distant) memories of running. It's actually an idea I'm thinking would be a great activity for a group. You could also do pictures or words of encouragement for your clipboards or even have a group make the clipboards as a take away (inexpensive project). I have really been channeling my inner DIY craftiness lately and am really enjoying updating my "new & updated" counselor goodies.
Are there some clipboards in your office that could use a quick and easy update?Pin It