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DIY CHore chart

From SheKnows Australia
The words "fun" and "cleaning" rarely go hand in hand, and kids know that just as well as adults! Fortunately, there are ways to motivate your little ones to help you around the house — like with a sweet, homemade chore chart, which allows your kids to become part of the solution rather than contributors to the problem.
Get the kids excited about housework!
DIY CHore chart

What you need:

  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon (2 centimetres thick)
  • Paint — white and coloured
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clear adhesive/paint overcoat
  • Sticker lettering
  • Cookie tray or baking sheet (one for each child)
  • 1 packet of wooden discs/circles
  • 1 packet of magnetic buttons
  • Print out of cartoons/clipart sourced online
  • Scissors
  • Hammer and nail
DIY CHore chart

Download free kids' chore chart "cleaning" printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler here!

What to do:

  1. Prepare each tray/sheet by using a hammer and nail to punch out two holes at the top. (Later, you'll thread ribbon through these holes to hang the chore chart.)
  2. Paint each tray in a colour of choice and set aside to dry.
  3. Paint as many small wooden circles as desired with white paint and set aside to dry.
  4. Cut out small "cleaning" graphics. Glue one image to the front of each white circle disc and glue a magnetic button to the back of each disc.
  5. Use sticker lettering to spell out your child's name at the top of the baking tray/sheet. Beneath his or her name, spell out "To Do" and then halfway down the tray, spell out "Done".
  6. Paint the entire tray with a thin layer of clear adhesive to ensure the lettering stays in place.
  7. Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow at the top. Hang in a prominent place and encourage your kids to move their magnets from "To Do" to "Done" as each shore is complete!

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Source: Kim Bond, A Spotted Pony
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