Oct 18, 2011

Bathroom Tile Art

My husband's great-grandmother's house was being torn down.  Before the demo was complete I snagged what I could from inside that I thought I could craft into something.  There were some old bathroom tiles that were unbroken so I decided those would make perfect gifts for the grandkids once I fixed them up.  
Super easy project - just file down the back of the tile if rough so it will lie flat against the wall.  Then you can draw on the tile easily with a pencil, paint it with acrylic paint, then erase the pencil marks.  Then I just hot-glued some ribbon on the back for a hanger.
The flash reflection makes some of these difficult to see.

Chore Charts

My kids are now 7 and 9 and I still have baby food jars that I saved from when they were babies.  I am always trying to find new uses for them.  Well, I took 2 of the baby food jars and added some scrapbook paper to top to make them cute.  Then took a Ball Jar and did the same.  I filled the Ball jar with marbles.  Then for every item the girls mark off of their chore list they get to add a marble to their own baby food jar.  They can add up these points or cash them in on a daily basis, however they choose.  I made some chore charts and laminated them. I then hung the charts and a dry-erase marker from a clipboard in each of their rooms.  They can check off the chores as they do them.  Then at the end of the day we count up the check marks and transfer the marbles. Below are examples of the points system we use and the chore charts for each of my girls.