Creative wall sticker: DIY height chart for your children's room
- Cost< 25 £
- Duration1-3 h
How about a tree, a flower or even a rocket? If you want more than just a simple line on the door frame, you can monitor your kid’s growth in a much more unique way. These imaginatively designed wall stickers make it fun to marvel every day at the stages of your child’s growth. After a bit of handy craft work, all you need is an easy-to-operate laser measure to record your child’s current height to the millimetre in no time.
Let's go - step by step
Cutting out the template
You need: glue stick
Before you get started, first pick out one of the templates, download it here and print it out. Cut the individual DIN A4 pages but leave the right-hand margin and the upper white margin in each printout. They will be used as adhesive strips. Coat the margins using the glue stick and then glue together the pages on the right-hand and top margins according to their numbering system. Now cut off all white areas so that only the grey design is left.
Transferring the outline onto the felt
You need: pen or pencil for transferring to the felt
The next step is to lay out the self-adhesive felt on a large table or on the floor. Make sure that the side with the peel-off film is on the top. Place the template you made in step 1 on the film and trace the edges with a pen or pencil to transfer the design onto the felt.
Cutting out the motif
You need: scissors for cutting out the felt
Now it’s time to divide up the work. While mum and dad cut the large basic design out of the felt, the kids help to cut out the leaves which can be used for marking the different stages of growth and for decorating the tree.
Fitting the height chart
Almost done. To keep a record of childhood stories, first affix the cut-out felt design to the wall. To do so, hold the felt up with the adhesive film facing the wall and slowly apply the adhesive film from the bottom upwards. Smooth down the felt bit by bit with a squeegee to ensure that it is applied neatly to the wall.
You need: Laser measure
How big am I? To obtain an exact measuring result, simply place a book above your child’s head, place the Zamo laser measure from Bosch against the wall at the bottom of the book, hold it steady and press the button to measure.
Write the size and date shown on the display on one of the prepared leaves and glue it to the corresponding position on the tree. If you want, you can also fill the leaves with little keywords specifying the important events in that growth phase. This creative wall sticker will then grow with your child and end up telling its very own story of the childhood after a while.