How to Make a Printable Calendar Using PowerPoint

Why buy a calendar when you can make your own, with only a few sheets of paper and an hour or two? It's easy and a good thing to do on a rainy day.

Steps

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    Open up Google Images and find a blank calendar template. Copy and paste it into your PowerPoint document.
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    Open up Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer.
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    Center the image on your PowerPoint document.
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    Use a text box to enter the numbers into each daily box. This is the tedious part. I do my calendars every two months, but you can do the whole year if you have time and patience.
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    Use WordArt to write the name of the month on the top of the page, or just use a text box again and make it a big font. Make sure its centered.
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    Fill in any information in the boxes already, if you know it. Such as "Sean's birthday," "essay due," etc.
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    To make another month, add another slide and repeat the steps above or copy and paste the former slide and replace the month and move the dates.
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    If you chose to do the entire year, and have a printer that prints back/front, you can add images in between slides. Make sure they are 'upside down' on the screen so when you hang your calendar from a wall, you can see the image right side up when you turn the page. If you don't have a front/back printer, glue the sheets together.
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    If you chose to do the entire year in one sitting, punch holes in the top of the sheets and bind with yarn or string.

Tips

  • Use images that correspond with the months - December can have a Christmas Tree or snow, April can have rain, May flowers. It's up to you to decide! You can even use your own pictures.
  • Make it colorful! Make the titles colored, have a child draw on the borders, or glue ribbons and other decals onto the sheets. Have fun and be creative.
  • If you did the whole year, make a cover!
  • Laminate the sheets before you bind them to make them sturdier.
  • It's a good thing to do on a rainy day.
  • It's great to hang in a place where the whole family can see it.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Microsoft PowerPoint installed in it
  • A Printer (color if you want colors)
  • Yarn or string
  • Your own photos (optional)
  • Hole puncher (optional)

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Categories: PowerPoint Presentations