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Freebie: DIY Art Calendar Printable

A new year on the way – a new DIY art calendar printable! This annual tradition has become one of my very favorites. Every year I get messages or tags from families who have made these into absolute works of art, and it is honestly pure JOY to see. 

2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch
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These half-sized calendar pages are the perfect activity to put in a small bag with some crayons and throw into a backpack or purse for on-the-go art-making (a restaurant lifesaver)! And I always make sure to have the new year ready to release for the first week of December because they ALSO make wonderful kid-made gifts.

To make your own DIY art calendar you’ll need:

BASIC SUPPLIES:

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:

  • Yarn or thread for sewn “pictures”
  • Foil stars or stickers for decoration
  • A hole punch and keyring to hold your calendar together
2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch
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Instructions: 

Once you’ve printed out the calendar, simply cut along the crop lines and pass on to your kids to decorate with drawings, collages, etc!

Feel like getting *extra* creative? Here are some ideas that go beyond markers and paint:

  • Paste on some found items from nature
  • Recycle some old paper & collage
  • Create stamped patterns with vegetables, bubble wrap, or toilet paper rolls
  • Use up some scrap fabric
  • Punch some holes in patterns and thread with yarn
2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch
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Do your budding artists want to share their final calendars? We love seeing pics! Tag us (@barleyandbirch or #barleyandbirch) with your mini works-of-art – we can’t wait to see and share the creativity of our b & b’ers!  

Make a DIY Art Calendar using our free printable - updated every December for gift-giving season! | via barley & birch
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Make a DIY Art Calendar using our free printable - updated every December for gift-giving season! | via barley & birch
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For more fun snowy day ideas and printables check out some of our other MAKE and FREEBIE articles!

2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch
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About Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. When not playing with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

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2 thoughts on “Freebie: DIY Art Calendar Printable

  1. Mateo Pedersen says:

    What gorgeous prints ! Perfect for staying organized and be inspired!!

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