This is my favorite kind of DIY project: A craft that can be repurposed several different ways. Use it for a changeable to-do list on the fridge, as a fun way to hang a picture or, like my daughter, place it over a mirror in a school locker. Here's what you'll need:
lightweight pre-cut wooden frame (I bought mine at Michaels for $1 on sale) approx 8''x5"
five small magnets
ribbon or string for hanging (optional)
decorative items like felt flowers, stickers, buttons, etc. (I found stickers at T.J.Maxx for $1.49, buttons from Michaels, $.60)
Next, get your paint on!
Not too fast, slow and steady wins the race here. We don't want the paint to puddle. Allow to dry several hours.
Add magnets to the back.
I used hot glue. Some magnets come with adhesive on the back, mine didn't. I would use hot glue anyway, just in case.
Finally, add your decor and more.
The fifth magnet and ribbon are optional:
Simply attach the ribbon to your frame, glue the final magnet to the back of a flower or other decorative item and loop the ribbon over the magnet.
If you choose to make the to-do/task chart, let the kids in on choosing colors and arranging embellishments. Slide the list under the magnets and change it each week. Completing the activity together makes all the difference. They will be jumping for joy to do their chores. Okay, maybe not jumping but they will be happier helpers around the house.