What's Up Wednesday with Jennifer Longenecker

This week we are focusing on projects to help out around the house. I'm going to show you a real simple way to keep track of chores. With five kiddos I've tried a few different ways to keep track of weekly chores and I have found these envelopes to be the most effective. Each kid gets one and they are placed on the refrigerator. We rotate the chore cards every Saturday. There's also room to include a daily schedule if needed.

To get started you are going to need some card stock, patterned paper, an envelope template, and pictures of your kiddos.

Step 1: Print the following envelope template onto card stock and cut out.

Step 2: Trace the template onto the back side of your pattern paper and cut out.

Step 3: Fold the tabs where indicated on the template.

Step 4: Glue the small tab to the inside of the envelope. This will give you a clean top edge.

Step 5: Glue the two side tabs to each other then glue the large tab to the outside of the envelope.

Step 6: Add a photo to the front of the envelope.

Step 7: Cut the plain card stock to 2.75x4.50. Round the corners and stamp the chore onto the tab. Insert the card into the envelope and you're ready to go.


Ana Márquez said...

A great idea, thanks for sharing!

Nitasha said...

Awesome idea! Printing out this template right now!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria