First, the book. The Night Before New Year's is a fun version of the classic poem centered around New Year's Eve. The kids beg to stay up until midnight, the family goes shopping for party supplies, they decorate, have a feast, make a toast, watch the ball drop, and they practice for midnight. And then the unthinkable happens...they fall asleep and miss the whole thing! The new resolution is to stay up for next year!
I've been thinking about a way to use those print index thingies you get when you order pictures. You know, all those little mini pictures? I don't know why, but I like them. So I decided to incorporate them into a perpetual bottle cap calendar. My kids aren't quite big enough to help yet, but they loved the finished product. Here's how you can make your own (if you want one, that is):
*bottle caps (at least 31)
*adhesive magnet tape (I got mine at the dollar spot in the grocery store, of all places)
* paper adhesive, I used those little square scapbooking stickers
Start by cutting out your pictures. Mine weren't big enough to fill the bottle cap so I backed it with a circle of scrapbook paper. Then I numbered them 1 - 31.
I did some special occasion ones too:
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