Make a Tailor's Tape Growth Chart
Take note of your child's changes in height with a growth chart that's larger than life.
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- 1/2" sanded plywood
- 1/4" plywood
- circular saw
- carpenter's square
- orbital sander
- 120-grit sandpaper
- measuring tape
- 1" vinyl number decals
- plain black vinyl decal paper
- razor or utility knife
- 12-14" dinner plate
- 3" hole saw
- carpenter's glue
- bronze or rust metal spray paint
- 1.75" hole saw
- varnish top coat in spray can or quart
- paintbrush or mini roller
- safety goggles
Prepare and Cut Length
Measure, mark and cut an 8-inch section, lengthwise, from a piece of 1/2-inch sanded plywood using a circular saw. Note: Always wear eye protection when operating power tools, especially those which include blades.
Measure and Cut Height
Use measuring tape to measure to 84 inches, then mark with a pencil and carpenter's square. Next, cut the 8-inch piece to length with a circular saw.
Sand Rough Edges
Use an orbital sander with 120-grit sandpaper to smooth any rough edges or corners.
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