Magnetic DIY Chore Chart & Tips to Simplify Chores

How to make a chore chart

Easy Customizable DIY Family Chore Chart

Whenever I have all the kids at home, I have to completely reevaluate my daily schedule. I decided the kids needed to do more to help keep the house clean so I came up with this quick and easy DIY chore chart to make my life a little easier.

With this family chore chart, my kids now know exactly what tasks they need to finish each day before doing fun stuff. This makes my life a lot easier because I no longer have to tell them what to do, and they actually do what they’re supposed to!

My Daily Chores Strategy:

  1. Rotate which room they are in charge of each day
  2. Train your child on what is expected of them in each room
  3. Once they’ve completed their job, they can move their clip to the other side of the chart.
  4. Rule: they have to do their morning chores before they can do any fun stuff (play video games, watch a show, play with friends, etc)

So far this jobs system is working out great! They take care of their areas in the morning and in the evening and our house is a lot cleaner and I am a lot happier!

Supplies for DIY chore chart

Here’s what you need to make this cute DIY chore chart:

  • 2 Sheets of cardstock (1 white & 1 colored)
  • Washi Tape
  • Clothespins
  • Magnets
  • Sharpie and Hot Glue Gun

I used my silhouette to print and cut mine, or you can just create one that works for your family (this is the font I used).

How to Make Your DIY Chore Chart

Step 1.

Use a program like PicMonkey or Canva to create a cute chart… print it out on white cardstock and cut it out.

Family chore chart

Step 2.

If you don’t have a Silhouette, then just mount the chore chart on the colored sheet of cardstock and use some glue to adhere it.

DIY chore chart

{I didn’t proofread my first printout very well and had 2 bathrooms instead of a living room, I had already glued it to the paper so I just glued the correct one to the other side}

Step 3.

Glue your magnets to the back of your sign with your hot glue gun. I used the thicker round magnets so there is room for the clothespins.

Washi tape on a clothes pin

Step 4.

I love Washi tape and look for any excuse to buy it and use it. I thought it would be a cute way to dress up the clothespins. Just put the tape on top of the clothespin…

Clothes pin for DIY chore chart

…and press it down on the sides.

Cutting extra washi tape off clothes pin

Step 5.

Cut off the extra pieces and write your kids’ names on the clothespin with a Sharpie. If you have more than 4 kids, you could always team them up on a room or give them a day off. If you have less than 4 kids, you can skip a room or just have them double up on a room. Just do what works for you!

Customizable DIY chore chart


Using this DIY chore chart has really made my life easier and I hope it helps you too! If this is the first time you’ve had a designated chores list in your house, it might take the kids a bit to get used to it but it will be worth it! Make sure to keep them motivated along the way.

P.S. Do you give your kids allowance for chores?

What works for you as far as chores around the house for the kids?

Easy magnetic chore chart DIY

Types: Crafts, Family, Kids
Categories: Home, #StayHome, Spring


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