August 17

Seedling to Sapling Growth Charts Crafts

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The Seedling to Sapling Growth Charts were designed specifically for the Design Wars Back to School Challenge! This was a fun project to make and perfect for at home or at school! Included with the charts is several quick and easy Growth Chart Crafts for small children.



About the Growth Charts

What would be school related? My first thought was apples. But what could go with apples? A tree of course, and it would give me the length I needed for the growth chart. In some small way the name seemed perfect, ‘Seedling to Sapling.’ Before my oldest was born (pictured above) I decided to go with a Jungle theme for his room. I even went as far as painting trees on his walls that extended from his floor and onto the ceiling! So in a way, this tree truly represents my child from seedling to sapling- a young tree!

With my tree trunk designing underway, the mom/teaching side of me came though. What could make this more educational for my children? For all children? Perfect for teachers? After all, this is a school challenge!

Working the long stretch of the tree trunk, the mom/crafty side of me burst forth. What could make this more FUN for my children, any children, any teachers?? CRAFTS! I absolutely love doing crafty type projects with my children. In a way, it freezes a little bit of their childhood with art. And I have to admit, hand print crafts tend to be my favorite. So I set out thinking of things, finding things, asking my boys what types of things revolve around a tree. The ideas are endless and my boys had A LOT of fun helping me put together a little portfolio for you!

The following crafts are designed to keep a young child’s attention.

Growth Chart Crafts


Owl Hand Print



Crawling Spiders



Hive and Bees



Pot of Gold



Eagle Hand Prints



Star Ornaments



Caterpillar Clips



Bird Nests



Cane Ornaments




There are so many things that come be done with this tree besides crafty things. Hang the tree in front of an outlet and hang lights from it. On rainy days, throw down a blanket and have a picnic with those you love. So many ideas! Feel free to share your ideas or post a link to your favorite child-friendly tree related craft in the comments below!


NOTE: Within the pattern, a spile (or spout used to drain sap from trees to make syrup) is used to mark the height. Though I have made an Apple Tree, they are not normally tapped for syrup. If you chose to do something different for a marker, the Caterpillar Clips listed above would be a perfect choice. The child’s name can be written on the bottom of the clip and can be designed by the child themselves!

Just be sure to HAVE FUN!


























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Making one, or many ? I’d certainly love to see! Post any pictures to the Crystalized Designs Facebook Page or join the Crystalized Designs Facebook Group and post on the wall! Posting pictures may win you free patterns. Enjoyed these growth chart crafts? Leave a comment below!

Above all, thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the pattern! Leave a comment below and again, I would love to see any pictures! Also, you can find me on Facebook, in my Facebook Group, or Instagram! I’d love for you to share on Pinterest! I’d be happy to follow you back on any social media, just leave a link below! However, if you want to see something from Crystalized Designs, I’m interested to hear! Feel free to email me with any suggestions. Therefore, you can email me at [email protected] or use the contact form.

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