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Make A Child's Growth Chart

Track your child's growth with this painted board.

Step-by-Step

Step 1: Sand and wipe clean a 6-foot-long 1 x 6. Apply two coats of paint using a small roller. Allow each coat to dry.

 

Step 2: Using a pencil and a tape measure, lightly mark each foot and the half and quarter points. Paint the marks using a small brush and black paint in a flat finish. Allow to dry.

 

Step 3: Secure a number stencil (#106943) next to each foot mark, and stencil using black paint. Remove the stencil, and touch up as needed. When dry, seal the entire board with clear Polycrylic spray (#164683).

 

Step 4: Hang the growth chart on your wall by attaching a self-leveling picture hanger (#52716) to the back.

 

Step 5: Prime with spray primer (#165953), and then spray-paint mending plates (found in the hardware department). Allow to dry.

 

Step 6: Write the date or the child's age on each plate using a permanent marker. Secure each plate to the board using upholstery nails (#58201).

Good to Know

Use this project instead of marking up your door casing. You'll be able to take it with you if you move to a new home.

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