Make Your Own DIY Menu Board

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to save time and get organized before the school year starts, we have just the solution! With a few simple supplies you can pick up from your local dollar store, you can create a custom menu board that your family will love. It may even help reduce your grocery spending! Forget the endless arguments about what you are having for dinner when you get the kids involved with meal planning at the beginning of each week! 


  • Cookie sheet (you can even use round or square sheets) 
  • Spray or craft paint
  • Lightweight cups or small craft containers
  • Copy paper or colored construction paper 
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue 
  • Dry erase markers
  • Sharpie pen 
  • Picture frame
  • Stickers or stencils to personalize your menu
  • 1" x 1/16" Discs - Neodymium Magnet
  • 5mm x 1mm Disc - Neodymium Magnets

What to do: 

  • Paint your cookie sheet with the spray or craft paint of your choice
  • Attach one large disc magnet at each corner of the cookie sheet to hang it on any magnetic surface such as a refrigerator 
  • Make a menu by writing each day of the week on your paper
  • Glue your picture frame on the cookie sheet with your days of the week menu pictured inside
  • Paint two cups or small craft containers and glue a small disc magnet to the back of each container
  • Write meal options on your popsicle sticks and separate them into two categories: one for dining in and one for eating out 
  • Place the popsicle sticks inside of each respective container 
  • Glue a small disc magnet to the back of your dry erase marker(s) 
  • Personalize your board with stickers or stencils 
  • And finally - get cooking! 

Not only does this crafty menu board save your sanity, but it also makes a great DIY gift idea for friends and family! With endless options to customize your creation, go bold with bright pink paint for your sister, or add jewels to satisfy mom’s eye for sparkle! And do not forget about dad! Pick up a smaller cookie sheet that he can attach in the garage or on the deck for the perfect summer BBQ lineup! 

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