Ginger Snap Crafts: adorable chore chart {tutorial}

adorable chore chart {tutorial}

Every two months I get to guest post
over on Lil’ Luna as a craft contributor!
Kristyn is such a talented lady,
& it’s been so fun getting to know her.

I shared this project a couple of weeks ago over there,
so just in case you missed it here it is again.

I saw a chore chart similar to this in my
pre-blogging & pre-pinterest days, and I'd LOVED it!
{I tried to find the original idea but couldn't find it! :(}
This was really soooooooooooooo easy.
I'm so happy that I finally got around to making one!

You'll need:
a painted wood board
(Mine measures about 8 inches by 24 inches.)
one piece of sheet metal cut to 1 inch by 23 inches
white cardstock & magnets
a circle punch
vinyl stick figures
(I cut mine with my Silhouette, but if you search Etsy
you can find lots of shops that sell vinyl stick figures.)

First you'll apply your vinyl stick figures.

Apply the words
When we're helping we're happy!
(A line from my one of my favorite Primary songs.)
I used the Little Days font.

For my chore magnets I just printed our chores
on white cardstock & then punched them out using my circle punch.

Then I hot glued a magnet on the back.

Then you stick them on!  Super easy!

I love it! 
Now hopefully my kiddos will happily do their chores.
(Well, I can hope anyways!) Winking smile

So how do YOU get your kiddos to do their chores?  Any tricks? Winking smile


  1. This is too cute! I love the little stick figures.
    Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  2. This is adorable! Great idea using the metal strip and magnets! Loving this!

    BTW - any tips for using the Silhouette vinyl transfer paper? I feel like it's stickier than the vinyl and have had trouble applying it. Thanks! =)

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  3. I loved it when I saw it over at Lil' Luna, and I still love it! Great job!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I think it also helps the kids see that EVERYONE has a chore to do, not just them. We are struggling with our oldest right now because she feels like she does "everything". HA! She is 6, the only thing we ask of her is to keep her room clean! lol

  5. Such a great idea and I love that you can switch the chores because of the magnet!

  6. Magnets would definitely solve the whole velcro problem.

  7. That is so cute! All these projects make me want a vinyl cutter. So much darling stuff to make! Plus I love ANYTHING that motivates my kids to do their chores! Beautiful!

  8. What a great idea!!! Those little people are SOOO cute!!! I really want one now!!! ;) Just adorable!!!

  9. This is so cute! I'll need to make one once my kids get old enough to do chores. :-)

  10. love, LoVe, LOVE this! I think it would make a great gift! Thanks!

  11. I LOVE the look of this so much! It looks great to do... thanks for showing with pics too -- makes all the difference.
    I'd love to have you (and this post) as part of my craft linky party today. I'm welcoming all Crafters, DIYers, Bakers to showcase their work and make new friends. I choose my favourites each week and give a massive shout out the next Sunday! I also pin to Pinterest to give you credit for your hard work and talent. Maybe you would consider popping long to link up and say hi ! ;-)
    Jennie. xx

  12. I was DYING when I saw this at Lil Luna! You have really inspired me to make some kind of chore chart for my Little Man. Great idea as always Ginger!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  13. I love this idea! I have been looking for a cute chore chart for the kids. I may give this a try.

  14. Any chance you'd consider letting me pay you to make me a board? If interested, let me know. Thanks!

  15. Adorable! I don't think my little one will be up to it for another few years (as he hasn't been born yet) but this is a great idea and I'll keep it in mind!

  16. Where did you get the images to cut on your Silhouette? I have a Cricut and white vinyl but I'm not sure where to find these cute images. Also, did you buy sheet metal at a home improvement store and cut it yourself? Did you use metal shears or is there a better way? We would love to make these at our Primary Christmas activity. Also, I'm thinking of making Family Home Evening "jobs" on different colored card stock to include somehow... Thanks for your help and info...

  17. Sorry, one more question: How did you attach your strip of metal? P.S. I found a tutorial on YouTube to cut Silhouette images on my Cricut.

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