Masterpiece Calendars
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Super Easy 'Kid Perfected Calendars'
A perfect gift made from all those 'masterpieces' your kids have made that are posted on the fridge or piled in a drawer somewhere.


WHAT TO DO:

1. Open your calendar to January

2. Have your child pick which artwork for on that page and if necessary cut it down to size to fit over the picture (don't worry if it doesn't cover the whole page).

3. Apply glue to the back of the artwork

4. Adhere the artwork over the calendar picture

5. Continue thru all the months

6. To personalize the calendar for the recipient we draw a special picture for on the front and write (example) 'Aunt Dawn's 2008 Calendar'

Wasn't that Easy? You're done!



NEED:
Picture Calendars for the upcoming/current year (need one picture per month). You may have Free Calendars, or you can buy them at a dollar store for, you guessed it, just a dollar.
Plenty of your Childs Artwork (root thru the drawers and clear off the fridge, any drawings, finger paintings, coloring book pages, or special schoolwork papers that can be cut to size to fit on the picture page of your calendar)
Glue Sticks
Scissors
Pen
Stickers (optional)
Photographs (optional)

Tips
Personalize just one or two months by printing out a month calendar page online & writing in any important dates such as when you'll be visiting that person or when the kids have a ball game or dance recital etc.

Add some special thoughts or saying somewhere on the page. Such as Happy Birthday, We love you, We miss you, etc.

Fill in Family Birthdates and Special Occasions and use stickers or markers to highlight those days.

Add photographs on some of the pages or a small one on the corner of each. (for example for mammy and pappy we put photos of the kids with their grandparents in September and highlighted Grandparents Day.)

RECYCLE:
Freebie Calendars you may have received from businesses

Kids Artwork. I feel guilty if I throw some of it away, so I love finding a good use for it.

Extra Photos

Address Label Stickers (those free ones that you or family may get that have cute little pictures next to the address) Cut out the little sticker pictures and use on special dates
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