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Baseball Clipboard for Coach Dad

Baseball Clipboard for Coach Dad

Does your dad coach your little league baseball team? Or maybe he’s just a huge baseball fan and needs something fun and practical keep his paper in order. Either way, this baseball themed clipboard is a perfect gift for Father’s Day or his birthday!

You will need:

White and red Duct tape
Cutting mat and craft knife

SAFETY NOTE: Craft knives are sharp, so please be sure to have a grown up help you.

cover the back of the clipboard with white tape

Cover the back of the clipboard with white duct tape.

cover the front of the clipboard with white tape

Start near the metal clip when covering the front. Get around all the metal pieces first. Completely cover the front of the clipboard and fold excess pieces around to the back.

make a sheet of red tape

In order to make the curved lines for the “ball” design, make a sheet of red tape on your cutting mat by slightly overlapping about 6 or 7 strips so that they all stay together. Use your craft knife to cut a curved line out of the sheet.

cut and peel a curved line from the red tape

Carefully remove the curved line from the cutting mat.

add the curved red tape to the white clipboard

Attach the curved red tape to the white clipboard near the top. Create a second curved line at the opposite corner.

cut small strips from red tape

From the remaining red tape, cut thin strips, about 1/2-inch long each for the stitches.

lift the strips with the tip of the craft knife

Note for parents: The easiest way to lift the strips from the cutting mat is to use the point of the craft knife – make sure to do this step for your kids. Lift the edge, place your finger on the lifted edge to keep it from releasing and lift the tape off the mat completely.

add small red strips around the red curved line

With the strip still on the craft knife, set it down onto the white tape along the edge of the curved red tape line.

Finish adding red stripes around the curved lines

Continue adding red “stitches” until you’ve completed both curved lines.

If your dad is a football fan, try my football clipboard instead!

Amanda FormaroProject created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and author of the  books “Rubber Band Mania” and “Duct Tape Mania”, the first two in a series of craft books for kids. She has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.