Family Command Centre

Make a DIY command centre in your kitchen, office, or anywhere at home to keep schedules and tasks organized. This Family Command Centre wall setup is creative and customizable!

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  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Crayola Take Note Dry Erase Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Picture Frames
  • Cardstock
  • Ruler

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Be careful of any sharp edges on the picture frames. Adult assistance required.
  • Experiment with different sized frames for a DIY gallery wall effect.
  • Create frames that work for your organization style!
  • Store your Dry Erase Markers using another Crayola CIY favourite: Tin Can Pencil Holder. (link out to project page)
  • Dry Erase Markers wipe clean with a paper towel, letting you create over and over.


Step 1

Have an adult remove glass and backing from picture frame.

Step 2

Draw directly on frame with permanent markers.

Step 3

Repeat steps 1–2 for any additional frames.

Step 4

Trim pieces of cardstock to fit frames.

Step 5

To create an inspirational quote frame: Use permanent marker and write “Quote of the Day” at the top of the cardstock.

Step 6

To create a checklist frame: Use permanent marker and write “To Do” at the top of the cardstock. Add check boxes down the left side margin.

Step 7

To create a weekly planner: Evenly space 8 rows down the length of the cardstock. Use permanent marker and write “Weekly Planner” in the top row. Create a column within the rows beneath to denote the day of the week.

Step 8

Replace glass, place cardstock in frame, and replace backing.

Step 9

Use dry erase markers to write on frames.

Step 10

Display frames together on a wall to keep your command centre organized!

  • Occasion:

    • Summer,

    • Rainy Day Crafts

  • Age:

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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