Summer means road trips and camping and running errands- all in the semi-air conditioned car. I am a huge fan of anything that keeps the kids entertained- and a creative way to entertain them is my favorite way to entertain them! I can only handle so many movies playing in the car while I drive. Enter the portable clipboard road trip case.
I am in love with this road trip case!
Supplies needed to make your own clipboard road trip case:
- Standard Sized Clipboard
- Large Rectangular Purse Box
- Studio 71 Sketchbook
- Crayola Paint Brush Pens
- Prismacolor Sketch Pencils and Eraser
- Studio 71 Acrylic Paint (or any paint you choose)
- Gorilla Glue (or any strong adhesive)
The first thing you want to do is paint the wooden box. Keep in mind the clipboard will cover up the entire top of the wooden box, so you can skip painting the outside lid. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Using Gorilla Glue, adhere the clipboard to the top of the wooden box. Take care to center the clipboard. I used a heavy object to hold the clipboard in place as the adhesive bonded.
I started with Watercolor Brush Markers. This is a great choice because the brush tipped markers do not require actual water to paint with. They are washable, and they will not melt in the car like crayons do. This Studio 71 Sketch Pad was a perfect size to fit inside the box and had a lot of sheets in the pad. I included some soft sketching pencils as well for variety. It will be easy for me to switch out the supplies inside the box to keep the kids interested!
Let’s encourage creativity!