I have been wanting the make the girls a fun chore chart for a while now. There are a bunch of cute ones you can purchase on Etsy, but I wanted to make one that was personal and more of a game.
I also found a bunch of cute chore chart clipart on Etsy, but I figured I could quickly sketch up some myself and it wouldn't take too much time and it would be free!
I started by making a list of the chores my kids need to help with and then I sketched them up one evening while the girls were playing and Ken was watching football. Then I scanned the drawings into my computer and used them as clipart and added wording for each chore.
I used my paper cutter to cut each one to about 2 inches square.
I already had laminating paper that I have used for different things here and there, so that didn't cost me anything.
So, I put each chore tag face down on the laminating paper.
Then I put another sheet of laminating paper on the other side. It's a little tricky to get it in the right place, but you can un-stick it and re-set it if you don't press it down.
I have found that the trick to getting it stuck really well is to use an old credit card and press it down up to the edges.
Cut and stuck magnets on each one.
I found these magnetic wipe-off boards at Walmart for $5. each on clearance.
And there you have it!
So far, the girls love their "chore game." We shall see how long it lasts!