This month me and my team mates at XYRON are doing a new blog hop with not 1 but 2!! great companies-Little Yellow Bicycle and May Arts -what a thrill
I love LYB cardstock,but this time,I used their awesome and uh-so-sweet embellishments for my project
I'm going to show you how to make a "Rainbow Behavior Chart" for your kids ,one that won't shame any other room decor!
To make the chart you'll need-
Bulletin Cork board
Cardstock in 7 rainbow colours and white color for the base
In case and you don't know what are the colors of the rainbow,you'll need :
Sky Blue/Baby Blue
continuing on with the supply list, you'll also need-
- Transparent adhesive backed vinyl
- XYRON Tape Runner
- Silhouette Cutter or Die Cuts of Rainbow in all seven colors + Clouds die cuts
- Creatopia Machine or Xyron 9" Creative station or Xyron 5" Creative station
- Permanent adhesive cartridge and a bonus will be to have a laminate cartridge for either one of these fabulous Xyron Machines ,so you can laminate your die cuts to prolong their life
- Little Yellow Bicycle Burlap Stickers NA-BS20
- Little Yellow Bicycle Cardstock Stickers -Fresh Verse PY-140
- Wood Tags NA-WTG10
For the Good Behavior trinkets you'll need-
Lots of pretty ribbons by May Arts
XYRON NEW High Tack Glue Dots (3/8 " and 1/4" )
Cut the cork board to size of your frame
Cut the Rainbow Arc in each of it's seven colors
Plus, cut White offset Rainbow shape for the base
I'd cut 13 sets for each color,because we have a goal to collect a total of 13 full rainbows till our family trip to France!
That was the initial reason I'd choose to go with the rainbows system for my oldest princess's behaviour chart-
It makes the count of the days much easier for anxious Sierra :)
Rainbow has 7 colors ...Week has 7 days
Each passing day with good behaviour ,Sierra earns one color of the rainbow
After collecting all 7 rainbow's colors, she knows that one week has passed
Cut some extra clouds for decoration
I designed all the shapes in Photoshop and cut them with my Silhouette cutter.
BUT, these are very easy shapes to cut by hand ,if you don't have any cutting machine or die cut folders
And glue them on the cork board (don't glue on the clouds yet! )
My strips were about 45cm long and 5cm high for a board which is 35cm wide
I cut a total of 5 vinyl strips-same number as my white rainbow bases .
You need to fold each strip in half , peel the backing and adhere the sides with glue to each other to create a sturdy 1" high strip of vinyl
Fold the excesses from each end backwards and glue them permanently to the cork board .
This will make a pocket for all the rainbow colors you'll be placing in
You also will need to cut 7 rectangulars for the behavior options
Run them through your Creatopia Machine and glue them near the white rainbow bases
(see above ^^ )
Each color will represent a different set of behaviours
I went with Green for the midground
"Good Morning-New Day has come baring NEW Opportunities "
Above the green will be glued
Sky Blue rectangular for "Good Behavior"
Navy Blue for "Great Behavior"
Purple for "EXTREMELY Good Behavior"
Beneath the green are glued the BAD behaviours
Yellow for "First Warning"
Orange for "Second Warning "
and Red for "You've lost your privilege for a rainbow color
After finishing assembling all the above,mount the corkboard to your frame
Now is the perfect time to decorate it and make it more pleasing to the eye and much more kid friendly-
Glue the clouds on...Add flowers,grass,trees,butterflies...etc
I had the most awesome LYB Cardstock Stickers- "Fresh Verse" that were just perfect for behavior charts
And LYB burlap Sticker made a lovely whimsical addition to the already colorful board
The system is working very well!
You place a whole rainbow in the "Good Morning " pocket and track your kid's behavior with a wooden tag- LYB has these great wooden tags with "HAPPY" word printed on.
You can write "SAD" on the opposite side and move the peg as the day progresses
"Good Behavior" will be recognized by one single color a day
"Great Behavior" will be rewarded with a simple price ,like a sticker your kid can continue decorating his/her board with
I placed some LYB cardstock stickers from the Favorite Pieces collection in the pocket of "Great Behavior" and each time Sierra reaches this slot, she earns one sticker*
*let him/her glue the sticker on only in the end of the day!!! The reason is below -keep reading :)
EXTREMELY well behaved kid will earn an EXTRA special bonus (you know what your kid values these days) ,so the bonus should be something small, yet something your kid likes very much :) Sierra is all about the garbage fellows- The Trashies
On the other hand, "First Warning" will take away the *small reward (the sticker in my system)
Kids usually don't mind that much been separated with this little trinket ...
While,"Second Warning" will take away the extra special bonus - a HUGE bummer for your kid :(
AND if (hopefully never) or when your kid has hit rock bottom (the RED rectangular) ,he/she will lose the most important thing really-the Rainbow Color of the Day,which will set him/her one step away from the main target you've initially set (ours would be the trip to France! ).
Your kid will learn the value of good behavior for sure!
The system helps me so much with Sierra's moods -she doesn't see it as a threat , in opposite, it motivates her to do good,help around and overall feel much more aware of her actions
AND with the little presents she gets for great behaviors ,she has a free hand to explore her creativity and place her own stamp on the chart :)
Follow me to the next post to see how to make the cutest Bonus for your little princess , to reward her Great Behavior using the lovely ribbons by May Arts