Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Family Chore Chart

My kids have been begging me for over a year now for a chore chart. (I know that is weird, but they love doing chores.) I use to write the chores down on paper and when they were done they would cross it off. It worked, but it was not my favorite chore system. I have seen lots of chore boards where they list a chore and then you put a name under it. I didn't want that either. I wanted a system where I could put all different things for them to do like, "Do something nice for someone", or "Brush your Teeth"... This system should be great for my little overachievers. :) When someone is done with their task they will simple flip it over and put it on the done hook at the end.

Supply List:
-1x8x24 inch wood board or MDF
-Vinyl from Vinylgiftsandmore.com
-Craft paint
-Little hooks to hang the cards
-2 Picture frame hook to put on the back to hang it up.
- chore cards

1. Start with an 1x8x24 inch board. I only use MDF board now because it does not warp over time. Pine board can warp and twist. I just had the Home Depot cut my board for me.

2. Using craft paint, paint it any color you like. My house has a lot of dark red in it so that is the
color I chose.
3. Apply the vinyl to the board. We have step by step instructions on our website, http://vinylgiftsandmore.com/on how to apply vinyl.
4. Put the two picture frame hooks on the back. One on each side.
5. Screw in each hook under each name. The best way to do this, is to pre drill a hole and then screw the hooks in. I did it the long way, and didn't drill the holes and I had to use a lot of muscle to get all screws in.

I used Microsoft word and made these cute little cards. They are about the size of a business card. I printed them off on cute scrap booking paper so the backing would look cute. Then I took them down and got them laminated. My sweet husband cut them all out while I was gone to the store, because he saw the card "Do something nice for someone" and so he did. Hole punch the tops and you are in business. If you buy the vinyl from us we will give you the pdf files of all my chore cards for free.

Now you and I will have perfect kids and a nice clean house. Dreaming right, but this is start.


Ratliffs said...

It turned out SO cute!! I will have to think about it more after the baby is born! :)

Tiff said...

So how do I find out how much the wording would be for my family?? The names would just be for: Riley & Megan



Vinyl Masterpiece said...

By tomorrow morning we will have our prices up on our website. I get too excited and post the pictures before we put it on our website.

De Javu Crafts said...

This is adorable, i love this idea, i just may have to copy you! stop by some time dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Hi! Love your site! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you on my DIY Mother’s Day gift post.

I host a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays every week where people come link up their recipes, crafts and activities for their toddlers. I am also hosting Yummy Mummy Week which starts this Sunday. I hope you will join me for 8 days of featured mom bloggers sharing inspiration and tips on motherhood as well as 8 giveaways which are perfect gifts for mom. There will also be a Blog Hop where moms can share their stories, photos and “mommyfessions” about motherhood and how their bodies have changed. I’d love it if you would come stop by!


famr_4evr said...

This is so cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
I have 7 kids so the board will have to be sooo long. But it will work well, I think.

Alison said...

What a CUTE idea! The vinyl is fabulous, and it turned out beautiful!! When my little one grows up, I'll be making one of these :)


Christine:) said...

Extremely cute idea- my kids are a little too young for chores yet but I am thinking about doing one in the next few months! Thanks for sharing- found you through Today's Creative Blog linkup:)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is a great chart! I love it! I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Anita said...

Love it!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs & Blessings,
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`♥Anita


Magic Brush said...

Are you by chance selling these???? I would love one!

Pam said...

What a resourceful chore chart; I love the color too! Red is my favorite. Found u thru the DIY Club. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is super cute! What an adorable idea! Love the use of vinyl. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anonymous said...

Not only is this a really good way to get organized, but its a good way to get your kids to want to be organized being that I plan on letting the craft the board themselves and making up the to0do lists!

AmieAnn said...

What a great way to encourage your kids to help without having to nag about it! Brilliant!

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Did you draw the pictures yourself for your cards or did you find them somewhere? I'm trying to make some like these, but I'm not having any luck. I tried drawing pictures for my jobs, and I'm actually married to an illustrator/Graphic designer, but he doesn't have time to do this. Could you tell me where you found your pictures? Thanks! leslvart[at]gmail[dot]com

Demand More said...

Love this template! I have been looking for a chore chart that is cute enough that I don't want to hide it on the back of my pantry. Thanks!
I have been looking for new craft ideas to showcase on CraftSpy.com, I would love if you checked it out and posted this template there. It’s a free show case for craft bloggers to post their templates. I’m just getting started so I would LOVE any feedback!

RNzRock said...

Super cute and attractive enough to hang on the wall! I especially like how you include daddy...I certainly wouldn't want to leave him out of doing chores ;-) Thanks for sharing!!! Love it <3

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of family friendly crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here

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Janine LaTulippe said...

I love this, but I don't have the time to make one. Do you know where I could buy one? Thanks!

Mike and Tycie said...

How many chore cards do you have? and How much is the Vinyl for the board???


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