Children grow so fast and a growth chart is one way to document each inch. Making your own chart allows you to customise your chart to the specific theme or colours of your choice. Choose your colours and theme before you begin. Some theme ideas include a tree, giraffe, balloons, basketball goal, bean stalk, and flowers. Each theme will allow you to document every inch for years to come. Homemade growth charts also make for added wall art to any children's room.
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Things you need
- Fabric or felt
- Fabric pencil
- Fabric fastener
- Wall adhesive or tacks
- Tape measure
Outline your desired object onto your fabric with a fabric pencil. For added dimension and colour, use a variety of colours if possible. For example, if you are creating a flower, make each petal a different colour and use different shades of green on leaves.
Cut out your outlined object from your fabric.
Put your chart together. Use a fabric fastener to keep your chart in the desired position. For example, if making a balloon chart, stick a piece of self adhesive fabric fastener onto the back of your balloon. Stick the remaining piece of fabric fastener onto the balloon string and attach your balloon to the balloon string.
Hang your chart on the wall using wall adhesive or tacks. Measure and hang chart two feet above the floor.
Decorate your chart as desired.
Tips and warnings
- You can also hang your chart onto the wall starting from the height your child was at birth.
- If using anything other than fabric fastener to hang your chart, your child must not be able to pull the materials off the wall and puncture himself.
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