Do your kids do chores? Mine are young and are just starting to like helping. Sometimes their help doesn’t really help, but I try to let them while they’re so enthusiastic. If I brush them off now, they won’t do it for me when they get older! I love the idea of chore charts, they’re always so cute, organized, and kids get a kick out of them. My friend Abbie is here today to show us how to make a clipboard chore chart!
Hi everyone! I am Abbie from Lovin’ Our Chaos, my little blog about life, love and all things craft-worthy. I am also known as mom to my three kids and girlfriend to my darling husband. I am a lover of God, life, big bows, feathers and all things sparkly. I’m a little compulsive, a lotta crafty and always busy!
A HUGE thank you to Ann Marie for allowing me to guest post here at White House Black Shutters! I have been looking forward to it for several weeks and am so glad that I can share a little of my simple creativity here today!
Did I mention that I have 3 kids? Yes indeedy, my little darlins’ are 11, 5 and 3. This equals three kids at three different schools this year and will most likely send me to the looney bin, going from one school to the next. And as much as I tend to thrive and live on the chaos, my kiddos need a little structure and discipline in their lives, especially during the school year.
Enter the chore chart. Magnetic, chalkboard, digital, dry erase, chore charts are everywhere! And I figured that since we are on the very tail end of summer vacation and school starts for us in just over a week, that creating chore charts with my kids would kill two birds with one stone. First, the kids and I could craft together, and second, making the chore charts would help prepare them for a ‘hopefully’ organized and successful school year!
Let’s get started… Materials Needed: Clipboards (I had a bunch of leftover cheap clipboards from my former classroom) Scrapbook paper Mod Podge Scissors/Exacto Knife Foam Brushes Ribbon First, I outlined the clipboard onto my piece of scrapbook paper and cut it out. You will have to have an extra strip of paper to fit underneath the clip and across the top. Next, using a foam brush, the kids and I took turns ‘painting’ on the Mod Podge. Quickly fit your scrapbook paper onto the clipboard and gently smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. Then allow clipboards to completely dry. We put the clipboards outside, since it has been so hot and they dried within 20 minutes. Thank you Las Vegas heat, good to know you are good for something! While the kids and I were waiting for them to dry, we cut a little bit of ribbon so we could embellish them. The last step was deciding how many chores each babe was going to get and what they were going to be. I quickly created a table chart on my computer, including graphics, so my littles know what chores they need to complete. Print, clip and voila…Simple Clipboard Chore Charts Thanks again Ann Marie for having me over today, it’s been so much fun! And thank you White House Black Shutter readers for showing me some love. You can find me creating simple projects and meals over at Lovin’ Our Chaos, or on Twitter, Facebook and my favorite…Pinterest! Hope to see you’ll again soon!
Aren’t these so cute? I can think of so many uses for these even beyond the chore chart. Thanks, Abbie!