Make a Cute, Easy-to-Use To-Do List for Kids
This fun, interactive to-do list keeps kids focused and accountable for household chores and homework.
- (2) 3' x 1-3/8" plated steel slotted metal flat bars
- ceramic disc magnets
- white spray paint
- copper spray paint
- 1" vinyl letter stickers
- painter's tape
- (2) decorative glass knobs
- permanent marker
- super glue
- hook-and-loop picture-hanging strips
Prep for Paint
Lay out metal bars on a drop cloth. Count nine full holes down from the top, then use painter's tape to protect the area starting between the ninth and tenth hole on each metal bar.
Paint Top Strips
Spray paint the top of the metal bars white so the vinyl lettering has a clean background.
While the metal bars dry, spray paint the magnets white.
Add Copper Paint
Next, spray paint the bottom of the bars copper. If you don't trust your spray-paint skills, protect the white paint with another strip of painter's tape; just be sure the white paint is dry first.
Peel and stick the vinyl letters to read "To Do" on one bar and "Done" on the other.
Using a permanent, fine-tip marker, label five magnets one through five for the "To Do" bar and five more with smiley faces or stars for the "Done" bar.
Attach Decorative Knobs
Add super glue to the back of the knob, and place it at the top of the bar. Hold it in place for 30 seconds, then let dry completely. Repeat for the other metal strip.
Add Hook-and-Loop Tape
To hang and reposition without any damage to the wall, add picture-hanging hook-and-loop tape to the back of each metal bar.