DIY Cookie Sheet Chore Charts

DIY Chore Charts made with Cookie Sheets. Such a good idea!

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Cookie Sheet Chore Charts

The day has finally come! My boys are getting old enough to start doing real chores and helping around the house. Hallelujah! I’ll take whatever help I can get these days. ha! Although I have to say now that we’ve had chore charts, I’m kinda thinking its more work getting them to do their chores than it would be if I actually did them myself….just saying.  Cookie Sheet chore charts for kids. Cheap and easy to make!  I whipped up these snazzy Cookie Sheet chore charts, complete with magnet pictures for each chore they should complete each day. {they’re both non-readers so I went the picture route.}

This craft was my first laminated craft {check out my instagram!} and I am now addicted to laminating! DIY Cookie Sheet Chore Charts. I need to make some of these!

I am loving the structure of having official chore charts and helping the boys work towards a goal/prize. We’ve used these for 2 weeks and so far they’ve earned 1 reward. They went camping in the backyard with Daddy. They were in heaven! Which helped motivate them to work harder on completing their chores each day to earn the next reward.

I love that cookie sheets are magnetic, so it made this project super cheap and easy to make!

How to make Cookie Sheet Chore Charts. Cheap + easy to make. Love the magnet idea!

How to Make Cookie Sheet Chore Charts

chore chart suppliesSupplies:

  • Scotch® Pro Thermal Laminator
  • 2- 8.5″ x 11″ Laminating Pouches
  • Designer Scissors
  • Quick-Dry Adhesive
  • Scotch® Expressions Decals – this project used “Backwoods” design
  • Cookie Sheet – 1 for each child
  • 3/4″ Circle Magnets
  • Washi Tape in coordinating colors
  • 1 can of Spray Paint
  • Cardstock in coordinating colors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 1″ Circle Paper Punch
  • Die Cutter
  • Drill
  • 1.5″ wide Orange Ribbon – about 3 yards
  • Chore Chart and Progress Chart Printable {I found mine here.}

Step-by-Step Instructions:

laminator

  1. Print out a free chore chart and progress chart printable of your choice and use the laminator and laminating pouches to laminate the sheets.
  2. Spray paint the cookie sheet using 2-3 coats of paint. Set aside and allow it to dry thoroughly. make chore charts
  3. Use a 1-inch circle punch to punch out the pictures of each chore, leaving the progress chart in tact. chore chart magnets
  4. Using a hot glue gun, adhere one chore picture to one magnet. Repeat until all chore pictures have a magnet on the back. how to make chore charts
  5. Use a die cutter to cut 2-inch letters to spell your child’s name with the cardstock. Then, use the die cutter to cut 2-inch letters to spell out “To Do” and “Done” with the card stock.
  6. Adhere the letters of your child’s name to the top of the cookie sheet using the quick-dry adhesive.
    1. TIP: You can use washi tape to help apply the letters straight. chore chart tutorial
  7. Apply strips of washi tape in the color of your choice to the cookie sheet in an “I” shape. Use the scissors to trim off the excess. If you don’t mind an uneven edge on your washi tape, you can simply tear it instead of cutting with scissors.
  8. Use the quick-dry adhesive to adhere the “To Do” and “Done” letters to the cookie sheet in the two rectangles that you created with washi tape in Step 7. diy chore chart
  9. Cut around the progress chart at the bottom of the free printable and apply to the cookie sheet with hot glue. chore-charts-9
  10. Let your child pick out a Scotch Expressions Decal that represents the prize they are working to earn. For example, use the Backwoods designs to indicate a camping trip to work towards.
  11. Have your child adhere the decal to the end of the progress chart as a reminder of the goal. Since the decals are removable, they can choose different ones each week to represent new prizes. Chore charts made with cookie sheets. Love this idea!
  12. Use a drill to create two holes in the top handle of the cookie sheet. Thread ribbon through the holes and tie in a bow. Then hang on the wall.
    1. NOTE: Be sure to follow manufacturers’ guidelines for using drill and always use safety glasses when using power tools.
  13. As your child completes chores in the “To Do” section, move the magnets to the “Done” section and move the letter one space to the right in the progress chart.

Cookie sheets turned into chore charts. Brilliant! Cheap + they're magnetic.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 3
    Bambi

    Super cute! What color/brand of spray paint did you use?

  2. 4

    This is really neat. I like how the bottom of it is almost ‘board game’ like in moving your piece forward toward the goal. My son is only 3 1/2 so chores aren’t something we have really gotten into yet, but very soon. Board games, however, have been a recent find for him and he is loving them. Maybe I could try something with a Candy Land theme for him… Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5

    Love this chore chart! Would you mind if I include this in a roundup? I would love to share one of your pictures and a link back.

  4. 6

    What a brilliant idea! This will make doing chores fun.

  5. 7

    While I have seen cookie sheets used in the past for magnets, spray painting them to make them look sharper would not have occurred to me. Thanks for this great chore chart option. Pinned.

  6. 8
    Amy

    This is way cute and best of all looks simple and quick to use once built! I don’t understand the letters at the bottom. What are you trying to spell?

  7. 9
    Marisa Fiorito

    I was just curious—did you have to prime or sand the cookie sheets before you painted them so the magnets would stick or did you just paint them as is? If so, any recommendations for a specific kind of cookie sheet? Should you avoid non-stick?

    THanks!

    Marisa

    1. 9.1

      Hi Marisa,
      I just used spray paint without priming. Yes, try to avoid non-stick pans so that the paint will adhere better :)

  8. 10

    Bring a magnet with you when you go buy your cookie sheets! Many are aluminum, and are not magnetic. You’ll absolutely need steel cookie sheets for this. Better to find out BEFORE you buy and paint them!