Monday, July 5, 2010

Mini Car Mat-- Take 1



It's summertime! And for most people summer = travel. We are no exception. However, this year we are traveling to Alaska. Alaska = long plane ride. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with things that will keep my 3 boys busy while we are trapped on a plane with no option to take a break and run around.


One of the ideas I came up with was a car mat. It needed to be small enough to fit on their airplane tray. I really liked this idea but thought my boys would get bored after too long. I needed something more like this. The problem with making the entire mat 8 1/2 x 11 is that the road still has to be as big as the car. This doesn't leave much room for buildings and such.




To make it a little sturdier, I put some wonder under on another piece of 8 1/2 x 11 green felt and fused my town to it.


Sorry I don't have a good tutorial . . . I was winging it as I went along. Basically, I used the same idea as Amy's Dinosaur Play Mat. I will have a pattern for the pieces that I used--stay tuned. I am making a few more of these (I have to have at least one for each boy!)


I'm linking to these parties this week.






17 comments:

  1. i think is a GREAT idea :) great for traveling!! come on over and link up to MMM !!!

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  2. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  3. I love that it's 8x11 - so easy to take a long & still super cute. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  4. Wow, I love your blog! You have so many cute ideas for kiddos!! We think along the same lines...I recently made a road system for my boy to play with, it's huge so not for traveling, but you should see...

    http://memoriesbyannadawn.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-love-cardboard-crafts.html

    Thanks for all your smart, and definitely do-able kids crafts!

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  5. That is really great! Love it.

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  6. That is awesome!!! My boys would love this, thanks for the idea!

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  7. That is so cute! Great idea! You have a new follower! Come visit Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

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  8. OK, I totally LOVE this. I am doing my first big road trip and I am going to add this to my car survival kit.

    I am featuring your doll house from last week's linky party, I would love for you to link up this project this week.

    I heart felt, and you just reminded me why I love it!

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  9. Super cute! Love it! I am in the process of making a few of these for my 3 year old. Jack needs a few because he has a super shot attention span...thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  10. So darling! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday! I love your blog!

    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  11. I want to do something similar for my little one's birthday coming up, so thank you for the inspiration. Your mat is beautiful! I hope you will pop over and come and visit sometime. I also love art and crafts.


    Take care,
    Georgia

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  12. Hi! Mabuhay from the Philippines! Thank you for the idea! You inspired me to be creative. Thanks! God bless!

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  13. I gave it a try this weekend and my little one is loving it! Thanks for the inspiration! Kerri

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  14. I liked ur blogs very much and image formant is very helpful. Mini Car Melbourne

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  15. Love your ideas and have blatently used them to make my car/animal play mat. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://blackpaws.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/portable-play-mat/

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