Kids craft project for Growth Tape
For wood tape: A strip of wood 60" (5') long by 5" wide, hand saw, sandpaper, acrylic or enamel paint and brush.
For Felt or Fabric tape: A strip of felt or other fabric 60" (5') long by 5" wide, scissors, needle and thread, pinking shears (optional), fabric or felt scraps, iron.
1. To make a wooden grow tape, measure a board 60" long by 5" wide. Ask an adult to help you cut board with saw. Use sandpaper to smooth all rough edges. Paint the wood a solid color all over.
2. To make a felt or fabric tape, cut your material 60" x 5". If material is not long enough, cut shorter strips and sew them together. Iron seams flat on back side. To keep fabric from unraveling at the edges, cut with pinking shears, or fold under and sew a 1/2" hem around all sides. Iron flat. Cut felt with regular scissors and do not hem.
3. Set your wood or fabric or felt flat on the floor, right side up. Glue the tape measure onto the left edge, with the 60" mark at the top. Leave a plain 2" space to the right of the tape measure where the child can write in height and date with a felt-tip pen. Decorate the rest of the area with painted designs or cutout and glued-on felt or fabric shapes.