Class Clipboards!

Monday, December 3, 2012

I am so excited to finally have finished one of the big projects I had been planning for since summer! I bought a class set of clipboards back before school began with the intention of modge-podging some pretty paper on them and adding some colorful ribbons and all that jazz. Well, the clipboards sat in my garage for several months before I finally decided I needed to take them out and get to work! After lots of thinking (and trying to minimize the time I would have to put into making them), I decided to do without the pretty scrapbook paper for a few reasons.

1. I had a hard time finding paper that I really liked.
2. I can just imagine how messed up they would be by the end of the year thanks to some of my sweet kiddos.
3. Just doing ribbon was a whole lot easier! 

So I just brought out the bags of ribbon I have (I love ribbon almost as much as I do glitter!), and set to work!
Thanks so much to Kristen for the adorable clipboards label! I love it and it goes perfectly with the colorful ribbons!

I am borrowing the whiteboard from my best friend's roommate (Thanks Rachel!), and the top of it was a little scratched, so I covered it up with some pretty polka dot ribbon! The clipboards basket (which I got from Target) fits perfectly underneath!



Closeup of some of the clipboards:



My students have been writing using their whiteboards as a hard surface when they've been sitting on the carpet for our writing mini-lessons, but I was anxious to give them another surface to write on so that they wouldn't scratch up their whiteboards.

I am SO happy with how these turned out! They were super simple to make, yet they added a nice touch of color and fun to my previously boring clipboards!


I'm linking up with Tara for her Monday Made It - December Edition!
She always makes the cutest things!

9 comments:

  1. So cute and colorful and simple:) I love these! I love them better than my mod podged ones...they are peeling...you won't have that problem:) I'll need to be making some of these:) Love the label and bin too! Thanks for linking up friend:) Text me sometime;)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I love these! I am definitely going to make some. Thanks for the idea :)

    Tina

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  3. Your clipboards look so cute- I love the colors!!!! Isn't it great how a little color can really brighten our days..!? :)

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  4. So simple, but makes all the difference! Totally copying! Love it!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  5. Thanks for the shout out Molly!! I ADORE those ribbons!!! I wish I could come visit your class :) :)

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  6. Love the ribbon! Would like to see how it holds up compared to the Mod Podged paper. I know that my students would pick at the ribbon because they are picking at everything in my room.

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  7. They can out so cute. The variety of ribbon sizes makes such a difference. That is certainly much simpler than the paper.

    Heather

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