Magnetic Chore Chart

Printables · September 7, 2010

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How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

Not sure I’ve met a kid that likes chores, SO I’ve tried to make at least something cute and fun to make it more enjoyable… if that’s even possible. 😉

TODAY, I will be showing you how to make a CUTE, INEXPENSIVE & FUN Magnetic Chore Chart!!

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Here is what you’ll need…

SUPPLIES:

-Wood (10×15 inches)
-Wood Block (Approx. 1.75×6 inches)
-Chipboard piece (11×17 inches)
-2 pieces of scrapbook paper PER chart
-Mod Podge
-Foam Brush
-Vinyl (optional)
-Sheet Metal (Found mine at Home Depot for .99 – in Roofing section)
-Accent/Plant Gems ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Magnets
-Chore pics (clipart included)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Tacks (optional – at Lowe’s – 24 pk. for $1)

DIRECTIONS:

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

1. Begin by spray painting your piece of sheet metal with spray enamel (or you can leave it unpainted cuz it looks cute both ways!) Let dry.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
2. When sheet metal is dry, add your vinyl to the sheet metal or you can paint/stencil or use marker to add the T chart on yourself. Spray with 2 coats of Polyurethane to make sure paint won’t chip off of the sheet metal. Let dry.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
3. Trace onto the BACK of your chipboard the design you want it to have. I made mine have scalloped edges for my daughter’s, and just a simple straight edge for my son’s.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
4. Mod Podge scrapbook paper to the FRONT of your chipboard paper. You will need two pieces to cover the whole piece. Let dry.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

{Download Chore Icons by clicking on the image above, saving and printing}

5. To make magnets you will need to cut circles around your chore clip art, and then mod podge them to the flat backs of the accent gems. Let dry. Once dry add magnet strip or small magnet to back.

6. When chipboard is dry, cut out your pattern from the back. You will then hot glue this to your piece of wood, making sure it is center. Also be sure to add hot glue to the chipboard piece and not the sheet metal because it will dry too fast to stick.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
7. Add your ribbon to the back of your wood. I do this by turning the board over, marking the very center top, and then measure two inches on each side. Staple the ribbon on the 2 inch marks and tie a square knot (right over left, left over right).

8. When sheet metal is dry, hot glue this to your scrapbook paper/chipboard in the center. Be sure to hot glue the paper and not the back of the metal or the hot glue will dry before you can put them together.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
9. Paint wood blocks or wood rectangle where your child’s name will be. Let dry. Once dry add name to the blocks with vinyl or you can paint or stencil it on.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
10. To make sure the sheet metal sticks well, add tacks to the four corners of the sheet metal.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!
11. Hot glue name block(s) to the top center of your board.

How to make this super easy and cute Magnetic Chore Chart! This is a fun way to check those chores off!

12. Add embellishments and magnets to your board. I added flowers using a flower punch and buttons. You can add anything you’d like from punches to scrapbook items, and you’re done. 🙂

What’s great is not only is it cute and inexpensive, but your child will love doing his chores when they know they can help move the magnets/pics to the other side of the chart!

AND it’s even cheaper if you make them in bulk or if you get your girlfriend’s together to make them. Gotta love it!!

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What a cute chore chart! I love it. So creative….

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I love that chore chart! I especially like the magnets. Great job!

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I love your chore chart tutorial- but I have a question for you. I went to my Home Depot, and the only thing "metal" they have in the roofing dept. is aluminum (which isn't magnetic). How big was that sheet of metal you used? Do you know exactly what it was called? The only thing I could find was $15/sheet metal in a 12×12 size. I would like to find the $.99 one ;)Thanks,ashleechildrn@hotmail.com

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Can you tell me what size your sheet metal is? Also, is the board/wood really necessary? Wouldn't it be sturdy enough to hang without it? Please email me your answers- i'm craft challengeddmimcneal@yahoo.com

Debi

Can you tell me what size your sheet metal is? Also, is the board/wood really necessary? Wouldn't it be sturdy enough to hang without it? Please email me your answers- i'm craft challengeddmimcneal@yahoo.com

Niki

So cute! Did you use a stencil on the magnetic chore chart or vinyl lettering? Which do you think works better?

    Lil' Luna

    I used vinyl lettering and thing it would be a lot better than stenciling. Let me know if you need a contact for someone who does vinyl and I can refer you to my friend. 🙂

      Caroline

      Hi I am looking for someone to do vinyl lettering can you send me the link? Thanks so much!

        Lil' Luna

        I would look up “custom vinyl orders” on etsy.com. There are hundreds of vendors there who do them. 😉

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