Make an Animal Silhouette Growth Chart
Chart your child's growth with a cute, colorful and crafty wall hanging.
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- online animal silhouettes
- inkjet or laser printer
- graph paper
- measuring tape
- drywall square
- 8' x 4' sheet of 1/4" sanded plywood
- 1/2" drill bit
- orbital sander
- 120-grit paper
- pre-positioned animal silhouette template
- Velcro or mounting squares
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.
Take note of your child's changes in height with a growth chart that's larger than life.