Make an Animal Silhouette Growth Chart

Chart your child's growth with a cute, colorful and crafty wall hanging.

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Materials Needed:

  • online animal silhouettes
  • inkjet or laser printer
  • computer
  • graph paper
  • pencil
  • measuring tape
  • drywall square
  • 8' x 4' sheet of 1/4" sanded plywood
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • jigsaw
  • orbital sander
  • 120-grit paper
  • paint
  • pre-positioned animal silhouette template
  • Velcro or mounting squares

Download Template

Download animal silhouette template and print.

Make Silhouettes to Scale

Lay out and scale each animal using basic document-editing software to fit onto a single sheet of paper. Print with inkjet or laser printer. Note: Each animal should be on its own full sheet of paper.

Transfer to Graph Paper

Lay each animal silhouette print under a sheet of graph paper and carefully trace with a pencil. The image should span about 35-40 lines vertically on the graph paper and about 14-18 lines from side to side. This will translate into a 70-80" tall by 28-36" wide image on the plywood.

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