I wish I had had this idea earlier…
I made Thomas a height chart using a canvas and painting blue stripes on it to match the decor in his room. Each 6 months I measure him and make a footprint on the chart. It already is and will be a wonderful memory of his growth.
What you will need:
Canvas (from a craft shop) approximately 1metre x 30cm
Paint in your chosen colours
Masking tape to mark out areas for painting
What you do:
Paint the canvas in a base coat of white or another light colour.
Once dry, tape masking tape onto canvas making sure the strips are evenly spaced.
Paint the areas not covered by the masking tape. Give a couple of coats or until evenly covered.
Allow canvas to dry and then remove tape.
Each 6 months (or however frequently you choose) record your child’s height and foot print. Mark the date and height measurement on the left hand side with permanent marker.
Thomas’ height chart is on the wall in his room and he loves to look at his feet.