Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make -- To Do List

These To Do Lists are such a useful gift for Mom -- plus they are reusable! The girls had so much fun making these, and you only need a few materials to make one of your own.


I took an ordinary sheet of construction paper, folded it in half, and drew a 1 inch margin around the border. Then I let the girls decorate them with some markers!! 



I tried to encourage the girls to doodle around the edge of the paper to make a frame for the To Do list. Clara drew ALL OVER her paper, and that's just fine! She loves markers, and takes her coloring very seriously!!


Next, I cut out the center, inserted a sheet of lined paper, and wrote "To Do" at the top. I drew some check-off boxes down the side, and sealed the whole thing up with some clear contact paper.

Now, with a little help from a dry-erase marker, our fancy To Do list is reusable!


Add a magnet to the back, and hang it up on the fridge with pride!

16 comments:

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

If you notice any ... new ... items on your to-do list, and you do not recall writing them, I can assure you that you surely did add them yourself.

I had nothing to do with these new entries, regardless of how awesome they happen to be for me.

Love,
Mark

Christy said...

Oh Valerie, if your husband is anything like my husband, I can only imagine what he added to your list! Hehe!

This is a super cute idea. It is teacher appreciation week and C's teacher will be getting one of these.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mark -- Hey! I don't remember writing "buy a case of beer and a pound of bacon" on my to do list. That's odd.... ;-)

@ Christy -- Yeah, I think I'm in trouble! Oh, I do think these would be fun to make for teacher appreciation gifts! Love your Kentucky Derby hat in your profile pic -- so cute!

MaryAnne said...

These are super cute, and I can't believe how grown-up Clara is looking!

Ticia said...

I finally remembered to buy contact paper! Maybe we'll make this, I'm thinking a grocery list. And then I can remember to buy garbage bags......

Joyful Learner said...

I'll have to put this on my to-do list...

danita said...

muy cute! how do you come up with these things? do you ever sleep? btw, i made the tea bags and they were a big hit with the teachers. photo's up at the bloggity blog!

Life Without Pink said...

I love your website! I am not a real crafty person so you have some wonderful ideas!!!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Great idea!!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Adding another project to my craft list! Hey -- I can use this for my craft project list! Valerie -- you're a genius! LOL!

By the way - I linked up to you today on my blog post!!

Have a great day!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Once again - brilliant! So much better than the random scraps of paper I stick up to the fridge to scribble on :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Hmm... maybe we can finally have a to do list that we all agree upon :) I liked the picture of Clara coloring - she is so focused on what she is doing.

Lindsay said...

ooo super cute!! I am always using up those to do list pads. Sammy and I might have to make one of these :-)

schmobes said...

What a great idea! I might just have the kids make some of these this week!

Just Breathe said...

Those are really cute. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Gift Philippines said...

Kids surely gonna enjoyed doing this kind of activities. I remember my nephew when she made a gift card for me. I was really touched. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for sharing.


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