Monday, February 29, 2016

Wooden Family Growth Chart

Written by Angela

I absolutely love to document every moment of my family’s growth! These are moments you will never get back. You need to capture them whenever you can, whether it be through photography or getting their tiny toes and fingers imprinted on something decorative.

I have seen some growth charts that I liked, but this one really stood out as one that I will keep forever. It was under $15 to make too! Hopefully it will help to treasure your family’s physical growth as well!

  • 6-7 foot Wooden board (I got mine from Lowes, you want it relatively smooth. Depending on how big your family is will dictate how wide to get it.)
  • 2 Paint colors (Whatever color you like! I used a dark blue as the base so that my handprints would show up better and a light blue for the measurement markings.)
  • White stamp pad (For handprints…I found this easier than doing paint)
  • Letter stamps (You don’t have to use these, but I thought they were a cute touch)
  • Measuring tape
  • Sharpie

  1. Using your wooden board, paint the entire thing using your desired base color. (Mine was dark blue)
  2. Once it is dry, use your measuring tape and mark each foot using a bold line of your second paint color. I also labeled every quarter inch with a shorter line than the foot markings.
  3. Paint on your foot numbers.
  4. Using the stamp pad, I stamped my hand and my husband’s hand prints to match our heights on the board. Using the letter stamps, I stamped “Mom” and “Dad” to mark our heights.

  1. Stamp your kids’ hand, feet or just their hand or foot, next to their current height and use the letter stamps to stamp their name.

  1. As they have grown, I have stamped their prints at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and we will see how their height changes from here on out to determine how often I stamp in the future.

Enjoy your family growth chart!

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