This calendar is simple and easy to make! School age kids can help out taking or
choosing photos, and with gluing and trimming. Here are some instructions:
- Find a simple calendar template online. Here is the one I used: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/erica-hernandez/87123-digikit-calendar-simple-2010/?source_type=LAY&source_id=1558369. Drag and drop your photos into the templates in Photoshop and print, or print the blank templates first and then add photos. I used semi-glossy photo paper for mine, and printed 3 calendar pages per 8.5x11 sheet of photo paper.
- Cover the back of your calendar pages with cardstock or patterned papers. I adhered the 8.5x11 sheet of calendar pages to a piece of 8.5x11 smooth black cardstock BEFORE trimming them. That combines the two steps of trimming both separately into one quick step of trimming both at the same time.
- Create front and back covers with chipboard covered in cardstock or patterned papers. My calendar pages are 3x6, so I used a 6x6 piece of chipboard and cut it in half.
- Bind your calendar pages and covers with a Uni-bind or other binding machine. You can also use a hole-punch and binder rings, or a large binder clip.
- Add some number stickers and embellishments to the front cover. Adhere some ribbon to the back cover and tie it in a knot around the front cover. This can also be used as a way to stand the calendar up on a desk. Just untie the knot in the front, flip the front cover over, and the tie the ribbon loosely backward around the front cover easel-style.