So here is a wild little craft. I decided to get all organized and make a chore sheet for the kids where they could check off the jobs as they did them . . . but it started to take on a life of it's own and ended up a little more extreme than what I had first started off to make! I designed this on the computer, and then printed it off. (In two pieces since it's bigger than 8.5 X 11 - I just made the break point at the bottom of the red area so you don't see the seam.) Then I laminated the front of it - I figured that since this would be in the kitchen it would have a fair amount of things splashed on it, and a computer printout bleeds if it gets wet. Next (follow me closely here!) I painted the back side of a cookie sheet with a sky blue enamel paint. After it had dried, I Modge-Podged the chore sheet onto it, leaving a snappy blue enamel border around the edges. Note the subtle cunning: It is now not only spill proof, un-crumpleable and hard to lose, it is also magnetic!
So the next step was obviously to make some snazzy little magnets. I had a pack of those little round ones, so I made a star on the computer the same size as the magnet and printed out 20. They all got the same treatment as the chore sheet with the laminate and Modge-Podge routine.
I popped a few of the plain magnets on the back of the cookie sheet and stuck it to the fridge - and now when the kids have done one of their chores they give it a star . . . they love it, and it makes it easy for me to check who's done their jobs!