Easy paper crafts DIY 3D 2022 calendar: unique modern desktop faux wooden calendar! Free printable templates & fun learning activity for kids too!
It’s time for a new set of calendars again! This year we have something new: a wood grain design in addition to the color version! I really like this wood design. It’s so versatile, and would look nice on any table or desk, don’t you think? 🙂
This is such a fun DIY printable calendar that you can hold in your hands instead of flipping the pages, and it is made of just 2 pieces of paper!
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It would be so cool to use a few of these 3D calendars as Christmas tree ornaments and let your guests help themselves to a mini desk calendar for the new year!
Check out the video tutorial or skip to written tutorial below!
Materials and tools to make 3D 2022 calendar:
- I like to print the calendars on this good quality card stock from Amazon which I have used on many projects. They are really inexpensive, and much thicker than just regular printer paper.
- an inkjet printer or laser printer
- it is easy enough to print out the templates ( download at the end) and cut & score with an Xacto knife, you can also use the pdf in a cricut machine.
Download and print out the 3D 2022 calendar free template (at the end of article, includes both color and black & white designs!).
Cut along the outer lines, score around each pentagon shape. Gently fold along each scoreline.
Start with the first half , glue each tab to the back side of the adjacent pentagon, and form half of the dodecahedron.
In case you are interested, this dodecahedron is a Platonic solid, with 12 pentagons as faces, which gives us 12 months! 🙂
The key is to pay attention when you glue the tabs.
For the second half, do the same but leave a few of the tabs open, then glue the 2 halves together.
I found it easier to assemble the 2 halves, but leave a couple of the tabs loose (for example, the August & September tab), then glue the 2 halves together, finish with gluing the last 1 or 2 tabs.
Here it is! A one-of-a-kind 3D 2022 calendar perfect for your desk, or as gifts to share with creative friends!
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Download the free template for the 3D 2021 calendar.
The pdf has 4 pages. Page 1 and 2 is the wood version, page 3 and 4 is the colored version. Just print what you need.
Bring up the pdf, and right click “save” to save. If you have trouble downloading, send this post to friends so they can download and email to you! Due to thousands of downloads happening on this site, we can’t personally email files, hope you understand! 🙂 Download calendar template here.
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Have a wonderful 2022! Happy creating! 🙂