Thursday, March 15, 2012

Activity Car Mat

I saw this On-The-Go Car Activity Mat here. My boys love cars, so I knew I had to make it for them. It's great because C-bub can fit 6 little cars (Matchbox and Hot Wheels fit perfectly) in the mat, roll it up and take it wherever he goes.

Here is my version:

I wished I had used iron-on interfacing in between the layers to make sure it didn't get all wrinkly.

Market & Gas: We frequent H-E-B (a supermarket here in Houston) and Costco often, so I included those.

Since I didn't have any black shoelaces on hand,  I used an old cell phone charger for the gas pump.

Church: For the flowers I used brads I got at Michaels.

Our house: C-bub loves to park his car in the driveway.

School: The swings actually move because they are just attached by the strings.

I sewed Velcro onto the ribbon so that I could wrap it up and close it quickly without having to tie it.

All wrapped up and ready to go!

This project was fun to make, and my boys have fun playing with it. The most time consuming part was cutting out all the little felt pieces. (By the way, I suggest using hot glue for the small felt pieces instead of sewing them on.)

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. I love this (and I don't even have any boys! :) I am definitely adding it to my list of gifts to make for other people's boys!