Not your average growth chart
Last week I built a cool growth chart with my 4-year-old friend Quintyn (with some help from his little brother, Kai). The design has sandy beaches (made from sanded caulking), sea walls (made from pea gravel), tiny houses (made from 2x2 poplar scraps with sandpaper roofs) and the metal tape from a busted tape measure, which acts as the yellow line going up the middle of the road. Magnetic cars slide up and down the tape to measure kids' heights. SO FUN! I'm learning so much from these little kids with their fearless approach to design and colour. No hesitation, EVER! A video and free plans for the growth chart are available now at Lowe's Family Fun Projects.