We sent the grandparent's 2011 Calendars for Christmas using the template I made here.
We tried to do a variety of simple crafty projects for every other month, and then just put a picture on the other months. He was really into the glitter. He wanted to glitter EVERYTHING! I also forgot to tell him to keep his coloring to the top portion on the first one and it got a little wild. Since I wanted them to be able to write in the bottom portion we had to reprint that one. Not a biggie. I did learn one lesson though: the little buddy doesn't like me micro managing him. huh. weird. joking. (about it being weird, not about him not liking it). I think I need to back off a little more and let him do his thing. That's hard for me when we're making something for some one else-but I also don't want to destroy his confidence in his own creative abilities. A fine line. I ended up letting him pick colors and placement while I directed the theme for the most part.
When I went to get it bound they said the couldn't have it done for several hours-and I needed to get it off in the mail that day- so I used two rings instead.
This was a potato print I cut and the buddy stamped.
finger print shamrocks . . .
finger print dots on cupcake papers . . .
We did a little glitter under some of the pictures . . .
simple stars and stripes out of construction paper . . .
stickers . . .
glittered handprint turkey and a little marker . . .
fairly simple. It would have been fun to make an extra one for us to keep!