Make an Animal Silhouette Growth Chart

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

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Set Up Plywood

Use a drywall square to make a 2-inch grid on a full piece of 1/4-inch sanded plywood, lightly marking vertical and horizontal lines with a pencil.

Place Animals Onto Plywood

Referring to the drawing made on the graph paper, start at the bottom edge of the plywood graph, then draw the image by copying the angle and curvature of the pencil line in each box. Tip: To create proper sizing and evenness of lines, make sure that the lines drawn intersect with the grid lines at the same point and angle on the plywood as the paper.

Drill Holes Around Image

After the entire image is drawn onto the plywood and it matches the image on the graph paper, use a 1/2-inch drill bit to make a hole in each section that is secluded from the outside edges of the plywood. Note: Be sure not to drill too closely to the drawing, and not to mistakenly drill through the part of the image you want to keep.

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