Step right up and take a spin
Reason 1. Because he wants to be proactive about cleaning- score!
Reason 2. Because I get to be crafty and MAKE my own chore chart.
I googled all over the internet looking for a wonderful chore chart that some smart and trendy blogger had already created. I wound up with crap. Serious crap.
|If you want to kill the environment with Styrofoam, go here.|
|If you want your chore wheel to look craptastic, go here.|
Luckily for me, I am quite handy with Microsoft Publisher. If you are a whiz kid at the computer or if you use fancy programs like In Design and Photoshop, you should stop reading here. You will only be offended by my non-skills that use Publisher- a program not intended to design anything. But trust you me. It works.
So basically I wanted a top layer that had a see-through hole for both Chris and I, then I wanted a middle layer that had the chores on them, and then for fun I wanted a back layer (because I wanted it to be pretty).
So I drew 3 circles all different sizes. Then I went to work on the front layer.
Front: I wanted a fun colorful design to match our green and blue
|Front of wheel|
Back: I just copied and pasted the design from the front and turned it grey scale. Then (since I'm a genius), I decided that I would turn the design on it's side so that it would be the opposite from the front. What I forgot was that since it's a circle, I didn't need to turn it.... they would all turn and so they will match and not match all the time. Genius I tell you.
|Card stock makes everything better|
Then I lined up all the layers and used a thumb tack to punch a hole through the middle of the layers. I didn't have any brads, and I was too cheap/impatient to buy some, so I used a little creativity. I found a white paperclip and decided to make it my spinning mechanism.
|Paper clips rule.|
|Free and easy, just how I like it.|