Printable Chore Chart

It is time for all of us to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Now that my kids are getting older (10, 8, and 4), I made a resolution to have them help with cleaning the house.  And to make sure I actually follow through this year, I created a printable chore chart.

DIY Printable Chore Chart

Now I realize it takes work (on our end) to do chore charts, but they are great accountability for everyone.  Chore charts provide instant gratification for the kids – checking off a list or task is always a good thing! Here’s the free chore chart I created, and you can personalize it for your child (or husband):


To open and save your own chore chart printable, Click HERE –> CHORE CHART

And if you want to laminate and frame the chart as I did, here’s the tutorial:

Making a DIY chore chart Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Wood Stain (I used dark walnut)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Xacto Knife
  • Balsa Wood (or thin pieces of wood) *I found my balsa wood in a pack at Hobby Lobby.

Balsa Wood

Measure and cut your wood.  I made mine slightly larger than the 8.5-inch printout.

Adding Stain

Next, I stained my piece of wood.

Making a chore chart

While the stain was drying, I lamented my printout.  If you have access to a laminating machine, that is your best bet.  We are laminating it so we can use dry-erase markers and use the chore chart week after week.  I used clear contact paper, but it’s a little more stubborn with the dry-erase markers.  I noticed the red doesn’t erase very well on the clear contact paper.  (Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes work great for erasing!)

Adding contact paper

I measured and cut my contact paper allowing an inch or two to hang off the top and bottom.

DIY Chore Chart

This extra material is where you will attach the wood frame.

Adding Hanger to print

I glued the twine to the extra contact paper.

Adding Hanger

Then, I added glue to the balsa wood and attached it to the chore chart on the extra contact paper – covering where I attached the twine.

Adding Glue

Add a piece to the bottom, and you’re done!

Chore Chart

I used permanent markers for my kids’ names and chores.  The kids use a dry-erase marker to mark their chores.

Printable Chore Charts DIY

Go get those kids to work!

Is this chore chart not quite what you were looking for?  I also have another FREE printable chore chart HERE.

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