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Kids' art calendar, an almost free gift

Posted by purpleinopp (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 16, 11 at 12:07

How does one get rid of use all of the masterpieces little kids bring home? The refrigerator just isn't big enough. If you have and like Excel or a similar spreadsheet program, it's easy to make a calendar with the boxes. You can put family events like birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, last day of school, if you want.

Then use 12 of those stunning creations as the artwork at the top of each month, use glue or double-sided. Bind the pages with ribbons or string tied in bows and let your kid design a personalized cover page for each calendar. (I love you gramma! or Arthur's Artworks.) If some of the artworks are bigger than the page, just glue the middle, then fold the edges to make it fit. Kind of like a pop-up book.

If you really want to get fancy, there are free fonts out there that look like little ghosts, ornaments, fireworks, hearts, leaves, snowflakes, etc... for months that have a big holiday or season change. It's fun to write 'January' with snowflake letters. You can also include some photos or whatever other personalizations you can think of.

You don't feel guilty about throwing all of that art away, yet it's out of the house, and the kids are so proud. Relatives absolutely love getting them, especially if they live far away. You can also make one to have at work, or for different rooms in your own house.

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RE: Kids' art calendar, an almost free gift

Love projects w/kids' artworks! TFS!

RE: Kids' art calendar, an almost free gift

That's a wonderful idea. I'm going to tell my daughter as she has a little girl in 2nd grade.
Thanks for sharing. And welcome to our Forum.


RE: Kids' art calendar, an almost free gift

Thanks jeanne.

And thanks, purple, from another purple. Hahaha! I usually hang out on the garden side but knew I'd find a forum over here to discuss Christmas stuff. Fun!

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