Craft Tutorial: Making a Kids Activites Calendar Board: a #GlueNGlitter Project

A #GlueNGlitter Project

Back to school is in full swing here at the Crafty household. T is in Cross Country (more time consuming than I expected), B is in volleyball and is participating in her school’s stage crew for the Winter play plus Girl Scouts starts up in October for her. Lu is in preschool now and her schedule just added a load of stuff also. To be honest, I thought having all three in school now would be easier. Yeah….not so much.

We decided that a LARGE activity board with a whiteboard was very much needed to keep track of all our schedules. So we made a list, took stock of what we had at home and headed to Walmart.

To read about my shopping trip check out my thisMoment :

 

Materials for our project:

Instructions

  • Print out calender template
  • Cut open page protector to create the whiteboard surface. With glue dots on each edge place the page protector flat on the board. Place decorative duct tape on each corner of the page protector. Use the paint pens to make a fun border. Use the sticky letters to make “notes” and glue them on with the Glue-All.
  • Place sticky letters on the top of the calendar templates to represent each month(we abbreviated).
    • Decorate the calendars with markers or stamps.
  • Place the templates on the board with the X-TREME glue stick.
  • Cut construction paper strips to make a border and glue with the X-TREME glue stick.
  • Using a yard stick draw a line about 5 inches from the top of the board, trace over it with a large sharpie.
  • Use the sticky letters to trace your title with a pencil. Retrace the pencil lines with a medium sharpie. Color with different Painters Pens.
  • Use glitter glue, markers & stamps to decorate the board with your own designs.
  • Tape a piece of string to the back of the board with masking tape and make a loose slipknot on the untaped end. Slide a pencil into the knot.
  • Enjoy!

For a picture tutorial that is more in depth please view my thisMoment:

If you can’t view the slideshows above please visit this link: CraftyMom Jen’s thisMoment

Have fun! Please send me a picture if you decide to make it. :)

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About Jen Rattie

I am a "crafty" mom of 3, product reviewer, book addict and a paranormal enthusiast. I am a New Englander at heart but I currently live in the MidWest. I am obsessed with the ocean, smart phones, books, anything supernatural and although I am hopelessly sarcastic..I am a softy. Oh and I like coffee. A LOT.

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Comments

  1. You guys are one busy family :) What a great way to keep everything organized!

  2. Thanks! It was really fun. :)

  3. What a great project. I love the Tri-Fold Display boards!

  4. NIce one..two thumbs for you.:)

  5. This is fun! I will try this also with my kids!

  6. Sounds like your about as busy as we are at the moment. Today consisted of taking one daughter to swimming lessons twice and another daughter once. Then there were the four trips back and fourth to school to drop off and pick up kids! Along with all the other things in between. I’m thinking a board would be a great idea!

  7. Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks like fun to do..Thanks for sharing this info!

  9. So sad I cannot view, I will just visit your link, This sounds fun!

  10. great job! I really need to create one of those for us!

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