DIY Felt Car Play Mat
T..G..I..F..!! The weekend is almost upon us..Whoo Hooo!
Last year I made this DIY Felt Car Play Mat for my youngest son...let me tell you..It's still in excellent condition and we've rolled it up and taken it numerous places..it has been played with A LOT!
I got inspiration from my favorite blogger Kimbo over at A Girl and a Glue Gun
SHE IS AWESOME!
If you don't already follow her blog..you really really should. You will find lots of fun stuff to make and she will make you laugh your heart out with her witty charm :)
Here is the link to her Car Mat she made..and she's made several other designs as well.
So here's the mat that I made...P.S. She featured my mat on her blog once..I was so excited!!
All I used was Felt..and my Glue Gun
I had SOOO much fun making this.
Those black squares at the bottom are actually little pockets you can put your cars in and use as a garage
I had to have a McDonalds..I think most kids would recognize it..
Also we have the Police Station with parking spaces..my son wants to be a Police Officer so we had to have that.
Here we have the Garbage Dump..He also loves Garbage Trucks
Added the ER and OMSI (it's a local museum and it's way awesome!)
Notice how I put all the corresponding Hot Wheels next to the businesses..yeah it was fun :)
The Toy Store..of course..with the Mommy Mobile parked out front
The Hubs work..it's always fun to incorporate Daddy's Business
The Fire Dept..of course, couldn't leave that bad boy out
The School and Construction Site..Didn't mean to put them THAT close together but I ran out of room
I REALLY suggest you make one of these..if not for your own children but even as a gift for another.
It is so much fun and you can customize it to your child..boy or girl...
Some helpful tips:
- Make sure you have lot's of Glue Gun Sticks
- You can buy sheets of felt at the Dollar Store but the green piece I got prepackaged at a craft store (it's 36 x 36)
- Use train tracks (Thomas plastic or wood tracks ) as a stencil when making the roads, if you have them
Enjoy your weekend & Happy Crafting!