Simple Clipboard Chore Charts

YES!! We all survived the first day of school! Three kids at three different schools, plus one Mama teaching 1/2 day Kindergarten!  (More on these details and info later!) Yet as much as I tend to thrive and live on the chaos, my kiddos need a little structure and discipline in their lives, especially during this school year. Enter the chore chart. Magnetic, chalkboard, digital, dry erase, chore charts are everywhere! And I figured that since we are on the very tail end of summer vacation and school starts for us in just over a week, that creating chore charts with my kids would kill two birds with one stone. First, the kids and I could craft together, and second, making the chore charts would help prepare them for a ‘hopefully’ organized and successful school year!

Let’s get started…

Materials Needed:
Clipboards (I had a bunch of leftover cheap clipboards from my former classroom)
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Scissors/Exacto Knife
Foam Brushes

First, I outlined the clipboard onto my piece of scrapbook paper and cut it out. You will have to have an extra strip of paper to fit underneath the clip and across the top.
Next, using a foam brush, the kids and I took turns ‘painting’ on the Mod Podge.

Quickly fit your scrapbook paper onto the clipboard and gently smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.

Then allow clipboards to completely dry. We put the clipboards outside, since it has been so hot and they dried within 20 minutes. Thank you Las Vegas heat, good to know you are good for something!

While the kids and I were waiting for them to dry, we cut a little bit of ribbon so we could embellish them.

The last step was deciding how many chores each babe was going to get and what they were going to be. I quickly created a table chart on my computer, including graphics, so my littles know what chores they need to complete. Print, clip and voila…Simple Clipboard Chore Charts


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  1. I love that you made it look so cute!!!
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  2. So cute! We JUST started a chore chart (a la Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Jr) and I’m sure my daughter would love a clipboard for it. I love the HP paper!

    Have a great school year!
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  3. These are adorable! I need to make some for myself to help me keep track of my own “Chores” aka Responsibilities. These would make awesome Teacher gifts too :)

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  4. What a fun clipboard makeover! I love how different it looks from the beginning one. And all those ribbons on it are a really sweet touch.
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  5. This is great! Love the colors you used!

  6. I don’t know how you do it!!! Seriously, you must be a Superwoman mom!!
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  7. Cute! You always have such creative ideas! Love this one!

  8. Great idea Abigail! Don’t you love scrapbook paper DIY ideas??? You made a boring clipboard so fun! Love this! Sharing, pinning, tweeting!
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  9. We couldn’t function without one!! And these are super cute!
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