DIY Mini Flip Calendar Printable for Kids



Here we are turning the page on another year. How about we turn the page on a calendar we made with our own hands? How about a little mini calendar with cute drawings drawn by your kids? I think that’s a swell idea!

Here is what you will need to make this one:

1. A print out of January-June and July-December

2. Scissors or a paper cutter

3. Stapler

4. Mini hole punch (a normal one will work too but a small punch is better)

5. Crayons or colored pencils (or marker pens if you use thicker paper than we did)

After you’ve printed out your calendar pages, cut along the dotted lines until you have twelve small pages. One for each month of the year. Put them in order and trim any edges that might be uneven.

Staple the pages together like so.

Punch a small hole for hanging your calendar. You could skip this step if you plan to hang it on a bulletin board with a push pin or a magnet on your refrigerator or locker.

Now it’s time to color. We used marker pens but the ink showed through a tiny bit so I recommend colored pencils or crayons or use thicker paper than the text weight we did. You’ll color on the back of each month for the following month. The back of February will be the picture for March, the back of March will be the picture for April etc etc… January will use the back side of December flipped around the back to be the front. Or you could add another page to act as a cover if you like.

Have fun with it! You could draw hearts for February, rain clouds for April, hot dogs on the grill for August…whatever you like!

If drawing on a blank page makes you draw a blank, cut out some pictures from a magazine or print out some of your favorite small photos. Anything will do. You could even call yourself a minimalist and leave it blank.

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Brenda Ponnay
Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it's painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

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One Response to “DIY Mini Flip Calendar Printable for Kids”

  1. Heather Jan 03 at 2:35 pm Reply Reply

    This was a fun rainy-day, gift making project for my daughter. Thank you!

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