{DIY} Magnetic Chore Chart

Thank you so much for the feedback on the magnetic chore chart! I’m pretty excited about it too.

So as promised, here are the details on how I made the magnets. . . . I found all the supplies at a local craft store, including the whiteboard (which I bought with a 50% off coupon, of course!) and put everything together in less than an hour. (The chore graphics were created in Photoshop using digitally scanned hand-cut felties.)

Supplies:

Start by printing out the chore chart graphics. I recommend printing on heavier paper such as cardstock, or my favorite, Epson Matte Presentation Paper. I like the matte paper because it’s sturdy like cardstock, but unlike cardstock (which tends to absorb and mute the color ink), the matte paper presents vibrant colors that are true to what you see on the computer screen. 

Punch out each chore graphic using a 1-inch circle punch.

Then brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over each punched chore graphic.

{I’m using the “maid” graphic for “mom’s choice” or “mommy’s helper.”}

Firmly press the glass pebble (flat side down) onto the modge-podged chore punchout. Try to smooth out any bubbles by rubbing the back of the punchout. Don’t stress too much though, as the Mod Podge will dry clear.

Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the back of the cutout to seal.

Allow Mod Podge to fully dry, then hot glue a strong magnet to the back of each chore pebble.

Completed chore magnets:

If desired, laminate the “to do” and “done” strips for durability, and then place a magnet on the back as well.

Place the magnets on a white board or other magnetic surface, and introduce the chore chart to your kiddos!!

 


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Comments

  1. Great idea. I suggested it to our RS committee for a mini-class sometime.

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  2. What a great idea!
    And I love your blog design…so pretty!

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  3. shobelloby says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Is it still possible to purchase a PDF of your chore chart graphics? Your etsy page suggests it is no longer available. Thanks for being all creative and stuff!

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    Hi there, Thanks so much for your interest! The chore chart graphics are once again available if you’re still interested: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Chore-Chart

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  4. Hi! Love this idea!! It would be awesome for my two little girls…but I’m having trouble with the link to the graphics…is there another way to get it??? Thanks!!

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    Thanks so much for your interest! The chore chart graphics are once again available if you’re still interested: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Chore-Chart

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  5. I love this idea! I printed on regular computer paper. Is that a no-no? Because when I glued it the ink spread… :o/

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