Create a magnetic children’s calendar using these fun free printables and magnetic sheets!
It’s a new year which means it’s time to update your calendar! My DIY Children’s Calendar is a fun free printable calendar that can be customized to fit your needs! The calendar is available in multiple languages making it an excellent learning tool for kids! The printables can be used so many different ways and today I’m sharing how you can make your calendar into a magnetic calendar!
The printables are all available on my Master Children’s Calendar Post where you can read about the different parts of the calendar and the cool ways you can use it. Below is the tutorial for turning the printables into magnetic pieces. Magnetic pieces should only be used with adult supervision and small pieces should be kept out of reach of small children. Follow the directions for the magnet product you purchase.
How to Make a Magnetic DIY Children’s Calendar
- Free printables – located at the bottom of my Master Children’s Calendar Post
- Magnet sheets
- Paper trimmer and or scissors
- Laminating sheets or laminator
Step By Step Tutorial
Step 1: Download and print the printables you want to use for your calendar.
You’ll find all of the free printables on my Master Calendar Post. Print the printables you want to use for your calendar. I like to print on 110lb Neenah white paper to make them nice and sturdy.
Step 2: Next laminate the printables for extra durability.
You can do this with a laminator or with self-laminating sheets. When I plan to adhere my printables to magnet sheets, I actually prefer the self-laminating sheets because I can just laminate the top side of the printables. This works especially well with the bunnies, since using a laminator does create a thicker lamination which can make the magnets less magnetic!
I usually use these self-laminating sheets I find on Amazon in a pack of 50 and remember, just laminate the top of the printables if the bottom will be magnetic!
Step 3: Cut out the printables!
Use a paper trimmer or scissors.
Step 4: Attach them to the magnetic sheets.
Lay the printables on the sticky side of a magnet sheet, then cut around each piece. I always cut my pieces out prior to laying them on the magnet sheets just so I can fit as many pieces on each sheet or roll as possible! It also makes them easier to cut since the magnet sheets are quite thick to begin with. I used Craftopia Magnetic Adhesive Sheets Pack. The pack came with ten 8″x10″ sheets which was enough to make all of the magnets for one calendar including days of the week, months, years, days, weather plus four bunnies and their basic clothing. If you want to make all 8 bunnies available plus their extra clothing, you will need more magnet than one pack.
The magnets will be all ready for the calendar!
How to Use the Calendar Pieces with Clips and Velcro Dots
Another fun option, which is usually quicker and often times cheaper than the making magnets, is to create the calendar with Stikki-clips and Velco Dots. The Stikki-clips are reusable and will work well on foam board. This a also a great option for younger kids where magnetic pieces may not be safe. Check out: DIY Children’s Calendar with Stikki Clips and Velcro Dots.