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I have shown you two parts of my chore chart system, how to make the bottle cap magnet tokens and the “help wanted” magnet board.  Now I will show you the “heart” of my system.  It is very simple to make.

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I purchased this caddy at Hobby Lobby.  At $5.99 (plus my 40% off coupon) it was a steal!  My new best friend, spray paint, made adding color a breeze.  I also purchased a pack of wood sticks at Hobby Lobby, and spray painted those as well.

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When it was dry I used Modge Podge to adhere various scrapbook papers (these are from October Afternoon).  I used my Silhouette and cut my children’s names out of vinyl.  Once everything was adhered I sanded the edges, distressed them slightly, and sealed it all with another layer of modge podge.

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For the sticks, I typed and printed various chores out using my printer, then cut them out with my silhouette.  Again, modge podge to adhere and seal.

I used four colors to help track different chores.  One color for daily tasks, one for dining related tasks, one for pet related tasks, and one for weekend chores.

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This is what the caddy looks like from the top.  I have four kids, so each child has a compartment.  The middle section is for pending or completed chores.
Once a chore is completed, s/he adds a “token” to the magnet board.  On Sunday the tokens are counted and added up to determine their allowance.
I was pleasantly suprised at how the kids like “choosing” chores.
Sometimes they even volunteer to choose extra ones to earn more money.
But not often.  Ha!
Still, it’s ended a lot of arguments and helped me to get them more involved
and make them more responsible at home.
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5 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t have a family yet but I found your blog through Resin Crafts and this is brilliant! I’ll definitely be saving this one for future use and sharing it with most of my friends since they’re pregnant! Looking forward to more =)

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