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:


  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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  1. 3

    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

    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?



    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 :)

    2. 9.2

      I used a cookie sheet from the dollar tree. Worked perfect and rustoluem outdoor spray ($4) Lowes. Did not have to sandpaper and only one coat of spray paint.

  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!

    1. 11.1

      Thanks for stopping by, Melissa!

  9. 12

    Did you have to do anything else to the pan to prepare it before you spray painted it?? Or did the spray paint stick & stay okay??

    1. 12.1

      Sorry I just saw somebody asked a similar question to mine. Lol!!

  10. 13
    Angie Castillo

    I do not like to write posts, however breaking my rule just to say Wow!!! I love the idea! So simple and practical. Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. 13.1

      Thank you, Angie! I’m so glad you stopped by and said hi! :)

  11. 14

    Very cute! Do you require all the chores to be completed daily in order to move a space? I have younger kiddos, but I think they’d be up for this challenge! :)

    1. 14.1

      Yes! They have to complete them all to move towards their goal. :)

  12. 15
    Ann Adkins

    Do you have a link where I can find the chore chart and progress chart printables. I can’t seem to locate it.


  13. 16

    These are so cute! What size cookie sheets did you use?

    1. 16.1

      I believe it was just a standard cookie sheet.

      1. Where did you get the chore chart from? Do you have a link? I really like the one you used but can’t find it. Thanks!!

        1. Yes, I link to it in the tutorial part of the post :)

          1. Carolyn

            Hi, I’m sure I’m just missing it but I love this and I just don’t see the link to the chart. I would love to make this for my nieces. I swear I’m looking at your tutorial no where do I see a link to the chart. Thanks so much and sorry for wasting your time!

  14. 17
    Geena george

    These are very cute but I had a problem. The paint scratched off as soon as a magnet touched it, pretty much. The non-stick surface of the pan worked so well that the paint wouldn’t adhere to it either. How did you get around this problem?

    1. 17.1

      My cookie sheets were really cheap ones, so apparently the non-stick feature doesn’t really work lol. I posted this last summer and I haven’t had a problem the with paint peeling at all. So sorry about yours! Try using a primer or lightly sanding the surface prior to painting.

  15. 18
    Susan de Vries

    Hi Linda, I am a teacher and really love this cookie tray idea of yours. I am going to use this in class to make word building and maths much easier while working in the carpet area. Thanks a lot for your creative ideas.

    1. 18.1

      That’s awesome, Susan! I’m glad you were inspired from this post. Thanks for stopping by and being an awesome teacher! :)

  16. 19

    I love this! I just made it for my little guy, and he loves doing chores because of this. However, I am having to re-glue the chores to the magnets. I just made this like a week ago and I have had to re-glue at least half of them. Any ideas on how to stop this?

    1. 19.1

      Use a small dot of hot glue and push when you apply the magnet so that it is a thin layer of glue.

  17. 20

    Thank you so much!!

  18. 21

    Hi lovely,
    What size washi tape did you use?

    1. 21.1

      Standard cookie sheet :)

  19. 22
    Rachel Pernotto

    Ok so i don’t know if anyone else had this problem but I got all the way to the part where you put the magnets on the chart to start using it and immediately the paint would come off every time the magnet hit the metal of the cookie sheet…. then after a few times the little pictures would come off the magnets! Great idea but I am having trouble with the execution! Do you have any pointers because I am really bummed that I got all the stuff and did all the work and now it’s a mess! Super bummed.

    1. 22.1

      Hi Rachel! That stinks! Did you use spray paint rated for metal? Not all spray paints are. I have not had the issue with the paint. But a few of the pictures have fallen off our magnets as well. I have found that if I use a small dot of hot glue and press it firmly immediately after so that the glue is very thin, it seems to hold it better. Hope that helps!!

  20. 23
    Mary Anna Clyatt

    I love it. I am going to adapt it to my 13 year old. Awesome idea!

    1. 23.1

      Thanks, Mary Anna! I’m glad you stopped by today :)

  21. 24

    Can I use Cameo to cut after laminating it?

    1. 24.1

      That is an excellent question. I do not know if a Cameo can cut laminated material. I kinda think it would be too thick. You could contact Silhouette customer service and if they don’t know, they’ll try on their test machines so you don’t hurt yours :)

  22. 25

    Would you take an order?

    1. 25.1

      I do not make and sell my crafts. Sorry!!

  23. 26


    I tried doing this but the magnets stripped the paint off when moved around.


    1. 26.1

      I had the same problem and i am working with 20 cookie sheets for a group of girls. I primed first and then used color over the primer and the slightest nick scratched it up. So i would imagine that magnets would really scratch it up. I went back a sanded off most of the primer and am wondering if “roughing it” up a bit will help. Tomorrow i will call the company to see if they have any suggestions.

  24. 27

    Love this! I have been looking for one with pictures. Can you send me the link to the picture chores printable you used for this project? ?

  25. 28

    where did you find magnetic cookie sheets

    1. 28.1

      The cookie sheet is simply metal, so most cookie sheets work with magnets. I found mine at Walmart for like $5 each.

  26. 29

    Hello and thank you for such a great project.
    BUT…ugh…the Rustoleum Primer scratched very easily and the color i put over it, scratched up too. I am doing a project for 20 little girls, so i went back and sanded off most of the primer to “rough up” the cookie sheets to see if the primer and paint will adhere better.
    Any suggestions?

  27. 30

    Very interesting tool to use!