-8.5 in. x 11 in. picture frame
-Paint Sample cards; feel free to be creative with colors (they are free and can be found at any store that sells paint)
-Any type of adhesive
-Dry erase marker
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Remove cardboard from the picture frame.
Glue printer paper to cardboard.
Select 7 paint sample cards of your preference.
Using a ruler cut off half an inch vertically from each paint strip column.
Use scissors to cut top and bottom color block off of the 7 sample cards you have chosen. (When cutting the blocks, cut in the middle of the white line). There should be 5 blocks left on paint strips once this step is completed.
Save the darkest color block form each paint strip. Discard the lightest color block
Cut each of the darkest color blocks hot dog style (these will serve as the days of the week). Discard one half of the cut paint block.
Move the darkest color block (that was cut in the previous step) to the top of the column, above the lightest color. (as seen in the picture)
Place each color strip on the cardboard paper, positioning strips in accordance to your preference (as seen in the picture).
Aligned bottom of color strip with the bottom of the paper.
Glue each color strip and the separate dark color blocks to the paper, with the dark color block being above lightest color block of the same strip.
Write the days of the week with sharpie on the top dark color blocks (depending on your cultural background).
Reassemble picture frame.
Fill in calendar accordingly with dry erase marker.