Father’s Day Craft: Artwork Clipboard



If you are looking for a handmade gift for Dad look no further. This useful gift is also a great way to preserve a child’s artwork.

A regular clipboard works perfect for this project, but we found this notebook with a clip on the front. It holds a legal pad on the inside and that is just what our dad uses!

Now if I was in total control of this gift I would give the clipboard or the notebook an entire coat of acrylic paint before beginning. Well, my craft partner likes the flowers (I hope our dad does too).

First have child color a picture. My crafty partner colored our family on regular white copy paper.

Cut notch from top of paper so it fits around the clip.

Place an even coat of ModPodge on the clipboard.

Place drawing on top of the clipboard covered in ModPodge. Use a plastic pot scraper or piece of cardboard to gently smooth paper and remove air bubbles.

Allow ModPodge to completely dry. (Check out those earrings my daughter drew for herself -WOW)

Once completely dry paint a coat of ModPodge to top.

TaDah! A beautiful and useful gift!

About the author
Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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2 Responses to “Father’s Day Craft: Artwork Clipboard”

  1. It’s perfect!  exactly what my Hubs needs. . .and I was starting to think I wouldn’t come up with anything besides the pencil holder we did.  (cute, but I needed a little something more to go with it.)


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