Make Family Chore Chart Magnets – Free Printable

With these DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets made from bottlecaps, each person’s responsibilities are colorfully and clearly marked.  From dusting to dishes to doggie doody duty, there’s no more daily discussion. 😉

fingers holding bottle cap magnet with additional magnets in background

The only thing worse than battling the endless cycle of household chores is battling over whose turn it is to do each of those chores. 

Get my free printable chore chart circles (and a blank version to add your own extras) at the end of the post, and get the spring cleaning started early.

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To Make Chore Chart Magnets:

You will need:

printed colorful circles with white text chore labels, lying next to flattened silver bottlecaps and blue paper punch,
Print chores onto cardstock.

Family Chore Chart Magnet Instructions

Download the printable center circles to your computer and print onto sturdy white card stock. 

Add chore labels to blank circles if desired, and punch out with 1in. circle punch.  I made sure there are some chore-free days for everyone.  Yay sanity!

blue paper punch punching colorful patterned circles from white paper.
Punch circles from printed sheets.

Once all the chore circles are ready, it’s time to make the magnet fronts. 

Assembly-line-style works well for this type of project, rather than trying to make each magnet individually. Add a pea-sized dot of glue to the center indent of the bottlecaps 8-10 at a time, then press paper circles securely into glue.

*tip- any excess glue can be “rolled” off the metal once the glue is dry using a toothpick or glue eraser.

fingers placing clear epoxy circle over center of blue patterned paper inside flattened bottlecap. other colorful centered bottlecaps in background.
Hold epoxy circles on sides to avoid fingerprints.

Once the glue has dried completely, add epoxy circles over paper to protect against wear or messy kitchen spills.  Hold circles by the edges to prevent fingerprints on the adhesive, and press firmly into place.

colorful patterned circles with white text, inside flattened silver bottlecaps.
DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets.

In batches of 8-10, attach magnets to back of bottlecaps.  Place a small dot of glue in the center of each cap, and firmly press a magnet into the glue.  Set each magnet aside to dry completely according to manufacturer’s instructions.

*tip:  Magnets will try to stick together, so having a metal surface for them until the glue dries is a good way to keep them apart.  A baking sheet or cooling rack is great for this purpose.

fingers holding a flattened bottlecap with magnet attached to bottom. colorful bottlecap magnets on white surface in background.
Glue magnets to back of bottlecaps.

Add your family chore chart magnets to a painted baking sheet, the refrigerator, or a magnetic dry-erase board labeled with each family member’s name. 

Add a sense of accomplishment for the littler ones (and maybe the big ones!) by adding a “done” column to move magnets to after finishing.

Save these directions to your favorites:

Save these instructions to your favorites using the button in the instruction card below, so it’s always handy when you want it.

Make chore chart magnets from bottlecaps and epoxy circles. Great tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

Chore Chart Magnets made with Bottlecaps

Yield: 1 set
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: 1-easy
Estimated Cost: under $5

Printables make creating a family chore chart simple. Print, cut, and assemble to make chore magnets. No more arguments about whose turn it is!

Materials

  • Printable chore circles (Download at carlaschauer.com)
  • White card stock and printer
  • Flattened bottlecaps
  • 1" epoxy circle stickers
  • 3/4" ceramic magnets
  • Glue for metal (I use Beacon Quick Grip)
  • White pen or other marker (optional, for blank circles)

Tools

  • 1in. circle punch (or cut by hand with scissors)

Instructions

    1. Download the printable center circles to your computer and print onto sturdy white card stock.
    2. Punch out chore circles with 1in. circle punch, or cut with scissors.
    3. Add a pea-sized dot of glue to the center indent of the bottlecaps 8-10 at a time, then press paper circles securely into glue. Let dry completely.
    4. Add epoxy circles over paper centers.  Hold epoxy circles by the edges to prevent fingerprints on the adhesive, and press firmly into place.
    5. In batches, glue magnets to back of bottlecaps. Set each magnet aside to dry completely according to manufacturer's instructions. See Notes.

Notes

Magnets will try to stick together. Use a metal surface like a baking sheet for them until the glue dries to keep them apart. 

Did you make this project?

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Download the printable chore chart circles

Use the button below to download the file to your computer, then print as many as you need. (Personal use only. See full Terms of Use for printables.)

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Colorful Chore Chart bottlecap magnets on white background

Thanks for stopping by.  I can’t wait to see your creations.

Have a colorful, creative week!

Carla

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One Comment

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love this idea. What font are you using? Can’t wait to make these. SUPER CUTE.