In an effort to get the school year off to a good start, I know I need to stay organized. To help with that, I've created a fun and FREE Printable After School Checklist as a reminder for kids to stay on task when the school day is done.
To personalize the print, I decided to let my daughter help add foil with the Minc. The Minc machine does require some adult supervision, but kids can definitely have a ton of fun turning laser printed items (both pre-made or custom designs) into a beautifully foiled creation in just seconds. You can find the Minc starter kit and accessories at Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann, as well as at some local stores and online shops.
To create the beautiful foil look on the checklist, set the Minc heat setting to 3 or 4. Then cut a piece of Minc foil to cover the sections. We used teal for the top and pink for the check boxes and the list. Open the carrier sheet and place the checklist face up inside the sheet. Carefully lay the foil over the paper (color side up). Carefully lay the top of the carrier sheet down over the print and smooth it out with your hand.
Tip: Sometimes static on the carrier sheet can cause the foil to shift, so just work slowly and try to keep everything in place as best you can.
Place the carrier sheet into the Minc until the rollers grab it to pull it through the machine. Let it run all the way through, then carefully open the carrier sheet. Remove the paper and foil, then slowly peel the foil off the paper. Now your after school checklist is foiled and looking gorgeous! It really is as simple as that.
The checklist is now ready for use! The color options are endless when it comes to using foil. Just use your imagination and be creative! As you can see, the checklist includes basic reminders for most children in school, such as: unpacking a lunch box (for obvious reasons), unpacking a backpack so important papers and reminders aren't missed, eating a snack, doing homework and reading (you can add however many minutes in the blank), plus getting their chores done at home. To help things go a little smoother in the mornings, kids can get clothes and shoes ready for the next day, and getting to bed on time on a school night is a must!
Place the checklist into a frame behind the glass to keep the foil looking beautiful and use a dry erase marker to check things off the list as they get done each day. The marker wipes clean off the glass with a cloth or use a little alcohol or glass cleaner when it gets really dirty.
For those who don't have a Minc machine (yet), I've also created a free printable after school checklist in primary colors. Put in a frame, and it's ready to use!
For something a little different, I've also created a bright colored free printable after school checklist.
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