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Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Mommy, Can We Do a Project?"

Ian asked me yesterday: "Mommy, can we do a project?"
I had time and supplies, so the answer was of course "Yes!"
We decided to make a growth chart for Blair, since I made one for each of the other kids.
Here is my list of supplies:
6 pieces of purple 8x12" felt for the chart
4 pieces of white 8x12" felt for the letters and decorations
Tacky glue
Sharpie Marker
Dowel rod cut to approximately 11" for hanging the completed chart
Ruler and Scissors

Here is my little helper.
He always dresses for the occasion.

Cut one of the pieces of colored felt into four pieces, and then place the other five end-to-end.
Put glue on to the strips and place them over the seams to attach the pieces together.
(I tried sewing this project together on Ian's, and didn't have much success.)
This is the back of the chart.
Cut out your letters and decorations from the white felt.
I had wooden letters to trace, but for Brynn's chart I printed letters out and then pinned them to the felt and cut around them.
Glue them on the front, using more tacky glue. Make sure you leave about 1 1/2 inches from the edge so that you can draw your inch line markers.
Since each piece of felt is 12 inches long, you have a 5 foot chart.
I use the Sharpie Marker to mark each inch down both sides of the chart, using a slightly longer line to designate each foot.
Turn the chart over and glue the piece of dowel rod to the top of the chart.
Once the glue is dry, you can hang it up.

I use Sharpie Markers to mark down dates and heights as the kids grow.
Now I just need to find all those scraps of paper that I have been using to record Blair's growth until now.


MommaMindy said...

You're such a good mommy. I love his Craft Uniform. Maybe more boys would like crafts if they got to wear a cool helmet.

Jessica said...

That's really cute. How much has Blair grown?

~ Tandis ~ said...

TOTALLY cute!!!!