February 24, 2009

How-To Tuesday

How-To Make Your Own Growth Chart

For those of you out there who want to learn an easy and cheap way to make a cute/fun growth chart read on. For those uninterested come back tomorrow for "Whatchu Talkin Bout Willis Wednesday".

What you will need:
  • a long and relatively thin piece of wood
  • paint
  • tape measure
What I used to make mine was a scrap piece of wood Jared had lying around. Its measurements are 10.5" wide and 1/8" deep and roughly 4 ft long. You can pick any size piece of wood you like. I just wanted something thin.

I painted it white and added the dots and measurements with some hand-me-down craft paint from my mom. You could do whatever color and design you like. I'm gonna make one with cars and trains on it for my sister.

Below is a picture of the one I made for Makenna.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I've wanted one of these for the kids forever but didn't want to buy one. If I get the motivation I will definitely be trying this How-To out!