Making my children do what they are supposed to do after school is chaotic and hectic. My craft project this week was to come up with a solution to there afterschool mumbles and jumbles. A way for them to be in charge and for me not to crowd the evening with, "do this" "do that" - but "check your list and check it off when you're done" -or something like that! These chalkboard lists now hang on our kitchen wall right by the table. This is where we crowd after school when we talk, collect homework, I start dinner, and the girls get their afternoon snack. It's the perfect place. Here's what I did:
1. Small round chalkboards purchased @ Michaels. They have different shapes!
2. The chalkboards come with a black rope to hang up the signs. I simply replaced it with my own choice of ribbon.
3. Felt eraser. I cut out a small heart shape out of felt and used the black rope that came with the chalkboards as the holder for the felt eraser.
4. Embellish. I used sticker letters, and tag it signs to embellish and personalize their chalk board.