Hello everyone! I am Samantha from Samantha’s Cricut Creations, and I am so excited to be joining Our Knight Life as a craft contributor! I have lots of ideas up my sleeve, and can’t wait to show them to you!
My first craft project is something that I have been meaning to do for a while now and finally found the time to make it. My first project to show you is a chore chart for my son. He is finally to the age that he has certain things he has to do every day, and what better way to remind him than a cute chore chart hanging on his wall.
For my crafts, I utilize 2 different Cricut machines and a Cameo. For this project, I only used a Cricut. If you don’t have access to a die-cutting machine I will also provide measurements for you to complete the project without one!
Items you will need:
- Cardstock (I started with 12 x 12 sheets)
- Chore Chart Cricut Cartridge and Cherry Limeade Cricut Cartridge for font if using a Cricut.
- Adhesive (if using layered die-cuts)
- Stickers (if not using die-cuts)
- Hot glue or an alternate strong adhesive
- At-home laminate (optional)
- Clothes pins
- I cut my top square at 6 x 6
- All other squares are 4 x 4
- Next I cut out all the layered die-cuts. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine, you should be able to easily find stickers at any craft store that will have chore type options. Since this project is completely customizable your imagination is the limit!
- After attaching my “Chores” to the square bases, I used my Xyron 5½ sticker maker with the 2-sided laminate to laminate my 4 x 4 squares. This will help protect them from my sons little fingers and the clothes pins.
- Once laminated, I trimmed around the squares and laid them out in the order that I wanted them to be.
- I now cut out the letters that would be placed on the top large square. Once again if you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can easily find letter stickers in all sorts of fonts and colors at any crafting store! I used 1½ letters.
- Now comes the fun part of putting all the chore squares together! I started by picking some wide ribbon (this will help with the weight of the cardstock) and started with my top piece. I used hot-glue to attach it to my cardstock. To make sure the squares are all approximately the same distance from each other, I used a ruler to measure out 2 inches from the bottom of one square to the top of the other. Once I got to my last square, I cut off the ribbon and cut a strip to use at the top to have a loop to hang the chart from.
- Last step was to add the clothes pins. I placed 2 clothes pins between each chore square as each item should be done in the morning and night.
One of the best things about a chart like this is it lets your child take control and responsibility. I have found this to inspire and excited them instead of feeling like chores are boring.
Let me know if you like this chore chart, and if you make your own, please tweet @FamilyNLifeLV and @samanthascricut with your finished chart! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about this process, or you want clarification! You can leave your comments/questions below or you can email me at samanthascricutcreations(@)live(.)com