My son is growing up, I don’t see it because I’m with him 24/7
Last week, I searched Toy’s R’us website (cute designs) and the web for a grow chart to start tracking his growth, there are so many of them and I loved how many moms out there did these projects for their kids.
Inspired by all those pictures, I started creating my own grow chart with tools gathered around the house and leftovers of paints used in previous projects.
Let me share with you, how I created his grow chart:
We had a piece of wood left in the garage from a different DIY project, it measures just a bit over 4 feet, perfect for this project.
I spray-painted it in white, let it dry outside for one day.
To add his name to the grow chart, I painted and glued letters. These letters I bought them before my son was born and was not sure about what his name would be. Raphael ended up being his middle name (hiouf!)
I painted the letters in black so they could stand out in the white background and then glued them to the wood with a nontoxic Weldbond glue.
To mark the inches and the foot lines, I used two different paint colors and a cereal bowl to draw four circles.
Then, I used a thick, black Sharpie marker to mark the inches. I wasn’t sure how I was going to outline the numbers of the foot lines, so I looked around the house for some inspiration but came up with nothing. Later during the day, I decided to glue pencils to mark the foot lines (roman numerals).
It looks playful and different! I love it and my little guy seems to love it too!
As you can see, it was very difficult to make him stand next to the chart, he was too excited! 🙂