Covered Clipboard Organizer - this could be a good thing to have for each of the kids, to clip papers for school, and hold anything they need to take with them for the day. Instructions for how to make included at link.
These diy expandable pocket clipboards are a really easy and cheap project to make. You can buy the plain clipboards for a couple of pounds each and decorate them with whatever pretty papers you already have on hand.
How to make a clipboard stand for any room in the house. Use it in the kitchen for recipes or notes, in the living room or hall for pictures, kids artwork and more! Paint your clipboard with chalkboard paint-even better!