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Back in June my family took a Road Trip from Vermont to North Carolina. It is a 16 hour drive from our home town to Corolla, where we rented a house on the beach and enjoyed a week of fun in the sun! Of course I was a bit concerned for the actual driving portion of the trip! My two older kids can entertain themselves with electronics and such for extended periods of time, but my 6 year old just doesn’t get into video games or watching movies at length. I really took my time brainstorming Road Trip Activities to keep her busy so that the trip was easier on all of us! One of the items I added to her Road Trip Travel Bag was a Clipboard Road Trip Activity!
What is a Clipboard Road Trip Activity? Well basically it’s a clipboard that I gussied up! It was one of the kinds that can open up and store things, so I added activity sheets, paper, crayons, stickers and dry erase markers to the inside. On the back of the clipboard I added some whiteboard vinyl and some other vinyl accents to make it look pretty! Want to make your own? Check out how I did mine below.
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Storage Clipboard – mine came for Walmart for around $7
Cricut Vinyl – colors of your choice – I recommend the all new Brights! They are so pretty and perfect for summer.
Cricut Transfer Tape – this is my all time favorite transfer tape because it is reusable!
Design the pieces you want to put onto your clipboard. I used images from the Cricut Design Library – including an ornate shape for the whiteboard, and some vines and flowers for the accent pieces. If you have a Cricut Explore, feel free to use my design in Cricut Design Space.
Once your design is set, send it to print. I love that the Cricut sends all of the mats to print at the same time. Follow the screen and add the correct vinyl for each cut and you’ll have everything ready for application in no time!
Weed the vinyl – one of these hooks is a HUGE help when weeding.
Adhere the whiteboard vinyl to the back of your clipboard. Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles.
Use Cricut Transfer Tape (it’s reusable! I only used a small 4×4 piece to do this whole project!) to adhere your green vinyl vines.
Next, I used it to layer my flowers and then placed those on top of my vines.
That’s it! Super easy project that is bound to keep the kids entertained for long periods of time!
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Before you go, did you know that Cricut now offers a lower price point machine? It’s called the Cricut Explore One and is the base model of the Cricut Explore line. It has the same cutting technology as the original Cricut Explore and the newer Cricut Explore Air, so it cuts materials from iron-on to paper to leather to burlap. You use the same Design Space software to design, so you can cut all the imagesyou already own (and if you have cartridges, you can link them to your Cricut ID so you can use them with your Explore machine). And you can cut your own designs for free—just upload them and go!
Explore One is a straight-up cutting machine. The original Explore, which is what I have, adds an extra slot for a pen or, scoring stylus so your machine can write and draw or score fold lines, all in one step. And the Explore Air has the same extra slot as the original Explore, plus the Air Bluetooth built into it, so you can connect wirelessly with your iPad or laptop. Though you can buy a wireless adapter for the original Explore. I have it and love the ease of not having to plug my machine into my laptop every time I want to cut!