Henry takes after me in that he likes having a schedule and knowing what’s coming up. As a back to school project I thought it would be fun to create a family calendar together that he can help decorate as our routine starts back up and our fall plans start solidifying.
He has a wonderful teacher this year who focuses a lot on schedules and the class calendar (I’d recommend watching stories of inspiring teachers on Office Depot’s youtube channel too if you have a minute). Because of this, I thought a family calendar this would be a fun extension of what he was already doing in his classroom. Inspired by all the pretty sharpie colors and paint chips we rolled up our sleeves and got started…
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Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers
Step 1: Cut a bunch of paint chips and decide on a color scheme for that month.
Step 2: Writing on card stock with the thick Sharpie chisel top markers and Sharpie finepoint markers, we wrote the month and days of the week, and days of the month onto the paint chip pieces. I love the versatility of being to write big bold strokes (for the month) and small thin strokes for the days and other details.
Step 4: Hang it on the wall to enjoy. Decorating and cutting paint chips will be a fun project to do with Henry at the beginning of each coming month. We are both looking forward to it!
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