I don’t know about you but I love having a clipboard for every child in my class but holy moly that can get expensive!

Well, I ran into someone  (Stacy)  who came up with a DIY version and I couldn’t wait to share the goodness!


  • bulldog clips or binder clips (the binder clips are cheaper)
  • 9 x 12 hardboard panel (Nasco carries one for 75 cents :: Click here)
    • You could have boards cut at your local hardware store – but I like having the board’s edges already sanded and smooth
Super simple – just attach the clip!  Done!
You are ready to go!
I use clipboards for guided drawings, group work, writing. . . . the list goes on!
A subscriber, Danielle, wrote me and said she was taking this idea and using it with her white boards.  Every student has a white board in their chair pocket.  (Check HERE for my DIY White boards)  She is going to add a bulldog clip to their white boards – and voila!  It doubles as a clipboard!   Brilliant!  Thank you Danielle!

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