If you have kids, this roundup is definitely for you! We love keeping an eye on how our children are growing and how they differ from year to year – isn’t that cute? A growth chart is a great idea for any home with children and can also be a great gift idea for those who have children. We’ve put together some simple DIYs that don’t take much time and are easy to do with any skill. Take a look!
Parents always measure kids in a doorway when they grow up, and it works perfectly when you are going to live here forever. When looking to move, you may want a mobile growth curve not to lose those memories. This arrow growth chart is a great idea with a catchy design, any color, and can be moved anytime, anywhere. Read the tutorial and do one!
Here is a unique growth curve! The author used some of the small round metal pieces to create small personalized tags. She just typed the names, age, and year into the circles and gave them a few coats of spray paint. You can use any color you want – here it’s gold, salmon, and bronze. My favorite thing about this chart is the tactile quality. I love it when you can feel the letters on a tombstone or the carvings in the door frame on classic height tables. The only problem is that those door frames can’t just come to the next house with you.
Do you track your children’s growth in your home? Make a simple and adorable DIY wooden ruler to track your child’s growth over the years. This easy DIY growth chart was fun and looks great in his room! This is a really simple project that can be as simple or as complicated as you like depending on the design you want.
Not only is this huge DIY growth chart ruler easy on your budget, but there are so many fun ways to customize it to suit your style too! Paint or stain, bright colors or natural, vinyl or stencil, ruler pattern or chevron … the options are many! Because these are so cheap and easy, they make great gifts too! Once you’ve found a great place to hang your growth ruler, you can take turns measuring each member of your family and marking their height / age, etc., on the board. So much fun watching how the different brands add up over time as they all change! As an added bonus, the card is portable so you can take it with you if you ever move! Overall, this was a simple, budget friendly project and I really look forward to seeing my kids measure and grow!
Invite the children to use a ruler to create a growth chart to remind them of their journey into adulthood. You will have a great time creating a wonderful family keepsake to display for years to come. Should you ever need to move out of your house, you can take these precious measurements with you instead of leaving them on a door frame.
Growth charts are always a good gift! Better than breaking one of your doors. This is an heirloom growth chart that can also be collapsed into this great box for a keepsake later. Do this as a baby shower gift and the mom-to-be will be super happy. Enjoy!
Here’s a creative idea: a fabric growth card with a ruler and some tags attached to the ruler with decorative nails. The best thing about this vehicle is that you can easily move this ruler wherever and whenever you want – it’s completely posable and doesn’t take up much space in your suitcase.
Children have fun with all their senses when they explore the world around them. A touch and feel book is one way to engage children with their sense of touch. Babies explore the world around us through touch and learn about objects by feeling them. Calm books for babies are filled with materials that encourage sensory exploration rather than playful activities. No need to buy one, just do it yourself and save your budget on your child's development! Here are some easy DIY touch and feel book ideas for babies and toddlers. Let yourself be inspired!
DIY projects are useful when you are looking for specific ways that children can learn through play. This DIY project is an opportunity for kids to discover materials that are furry, scratchy, and even spongy! This touch-and-feel book is an easy way to sense your child's daily activities. Keep this handy resource within reach so that it can be used over and over again. A book with a different texture on each page encourages observation, discovery, and discussion.
Touch and Feel books are books with a small interactive section on each page of the book that aims to provide a textural experience for the child as they browse the book. These books are a huge hit with children of all ages from 3-4 months and even toddlers. Your child will enjoy flipping through the pages, feeling the different textures in the shape of their own palm and also pulling the book ring and exploring it.
These touch books are fun and pretty easy to put together. They have different textures on each side from both sides. There is embroidery, sequins and different types of fabric so that your little one can feel the world around them. Choose bright fabrics to make the pages catchier and bolder!
On a tight budget? You don't need expensive equipment and books to stimulate your baby's senses. We'll show you how to make your own touch-and-feel book at home. Your child may not be old enough to read, but babies love to be able to reach and grasp everything within easy reach. Touch-and-feel books are a great way to introduce your little ones to the world of books.
This quiet book is made for the younger toddler or even baby who preferably drool less because felting is a small chore to clean up drooling! This book was made for a 14 month old. All of the articles in this book are glued in place and will not peel off. Another question is how do these felt books hold up? Find out in the tutorial and make such a book for your child!
If you've just taken in a new baby, or were expecting one, and just love making things, there is no better toy than making a little sensory baby book. The sensory book is also known as the baby rest book and contains various materials to aid baby's development and sensory exploration. Even so, it will pay off later on to encourage baby's development from an early age with a simple toy. You can see that you teach your baby through play and have a profound impact later, reducing the problem of electronics use and screen time. Read the tutorial in the source and make such a cool piece for your little baby, get inspired!
Make your own touch and feel letters for your youngest learner easily and without breaking the bank. These thrifty and educational letters can help beginners explore letters with their senses. Alphabet For Starters are letters that are fun, playful, and interesting. If you pass them on to children who are not ready, set everyone up for frustrating experiences. Read how to create these cool letters and teach your child the alphabet!