TGIF Happiness is Homemade readers! My name is Jen and I go by Jen….crazy stuff right? I blog over at Four Marrs & One Venus, have 3 boys and married my high school love going on 15 years now. I am so happy to be over here sharing some crafts, recipes and diy’s from time to time! Thank you for having me Heidi! 

Today we are going to talk about the dreaded chore list that every kid hides from. 

Nope, we created the fun way to do chores:  a Chore Cootie Catcher! 
Chore Cootie Catcher

Bring the fun factor back into the chores by taking a piece of paper and folding it into a standard cootie catcher. You will then write the numbers 1-8 on the top flaps. Then put your chores on the underside of the numbers. Turn your cootie catcher over, color each flap a different color.

How to make a chore cootie catcher


Then let them at it! Take a look at my boys playing the chore cootie catcher:


Are you looking for more fun boy projects?

Check out this recycled Capri-Sun iPod holder:

capri sun iPod holder

Thanks again for having me over Heidi! I will see you all next month, have a great weekend!
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  1. Hi Jen! Thanks for the coffee and cinnamon rolls! Congrats on being a contributor! I love this cootie catcher chore idea. I’ve never known how to make one of those, not even when I was a kid, but my daughter does. Little will she know that she’ll be part of the chore corps! Hey, the grandbabes aren’t the only ones that live here. 30 years old or not, you’re helping! Moohaha! Thanks for the weapon, er, trick, umm, idea! Hugs, Leena

    1. Oh My Leena GIRL – I just LOVE every comment you leave me! You are so fun! Thank you for coming over and showing me mad love!

  2. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this idea! I think this would work wonderfully with my 6 year old daughter… Thanks so much for the inspiration! 😀

  3. I love this!! We have THE hardest time with keeping a consistent routine with chores. This is totally what we need- fast & fun! Great job, Jen!! xoxo

  4. I was JUST talking about starting chores with my little one. This is such a fantastic idea at the right time for me. Thanks!!!

  5. This simple idea is brilliant! I really wish I would have had this idea when my “baby” was home! Pinning, and sharing! I love it that much!