DIY Lollipop Stick Chore Chart

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Chores are always a dreaded word in every family, but making them fun is always helpful. One system that has worked for us is the lollipop stick method. This helps kids feel more control over what chore they have to do when they get to choose the chore. With this easy method, they simply choose a chore out of the to-do jar and put it in the done jar. But, this DIY project will help you make it look pretty for your home, too. 

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Paint Your Corkboard

If you want, you can start your project by painting your cork board. However, this is optional, really. I used the painter's tape to tape off a chevron design for my cork board and painted it white. But, you could really do any design you want. Or none at all! This project is all about making it look pretty for your home and to match your decor. 
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Layout Your Project

Lay out the mason jars and large numbers on the board and mark where they will be placed. Make holes in the cork board where the wire will go though the board to secure the mason jars. Use a sharp object to punch holes in the cork board. Measure the placement so all of the mason jars will line up evenly on the board. 
                                                                                                  Use a hot glue gun to glue on the large numbers. 
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To Finish

Cut a 16-inch section of wire for each Mason jar. Then wrap the middle of the wire around each Mason jar, securing it at the back of the jar by twisting it. The ridges at the top of the jar should hold the wire onto the mason jars. Then, thread the wire through the holes that you punched out earlier. Once through the cork board, place an extra lollipop stick at the back of the board and twist the remaining wire around the stick to secure it to the board. Do this with each of the mason jars until they are all secured on the cork board. 
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Optional – to secure them even further, flip the board over and hot glue the wire and lollipop sticks to the back of the board. 
Use a piece of chalk or blackboard pens to write on the chalkboard ornaments. I used “To Do” on the top chalkboards and “Done” on the bottom ones. 
Then, hot glue the blackboard                                                                                                                                                  ornaments onto the mason jars.

The last thing to do is to make the chore sticks. If you want, use the washi tape and create one design per child and wrap the washi tape around each of the lollipop sticks. Then, write or type out the chores on a piece of paper and cut into strips. Attach one chore to each lollipop stick with clear tape. It's a great way to get organised, and get your kids involved in the chores, too! 
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