April 27, 2011

Felt Car Play Mat

So one day I was surfing and I found this! It's an amazing car mat from Kimbo at her blog called A girl and a glue gun. Don't you just love the name of her blog? I do, 'cause I'm also crazy about my glue gun. After seeing Kimbo's mat, I was very inspired to make my own version for Little One. Mine is not nearly as elaborate as hers, but I was happy with the way it turned out.

Now you would think that I have a very happy little boy who loves playing with his car mat... well, not really. Every time I put it out to play, he crumples it up within minutes. I quickly realised that he doesn't like that the felt sometimes moves when he drives his cars on it. I have played with it too and found it to be fine, but I suppose when you are only 2 years old, these things can be a bit more frustrating :). If you have any good suggestions for keeping the mat flat and steady, please feel free to comment.

On another topic for a moment...can you spot some very cool toys on our mat. There are a variety of brands being played with here, but some of them are from the "WOW" range of toys and have been loved and played with by both my boys. If you don't know the range, they have an awesome website that you can visit here. They are really great quality and tough toys that can take a beating.

For more amazing play mat inspiration be sure to visit these blogs too:


meg said...

It's very cool! Maybe if you backed it with some heavy fabric (like a blanket) it might help?

Deanna said...

Love your car playmat, and am enjoying your blog. Thanks for the link!
Deanna @ www.shadytreediary.blogspot.com

Amy@ServingPinkLemonade said...

Your car mat looks great! Good work. Thanks for the link too.

Fran said...

Hi Georgia!
your play mat is great :)

Thanks for thinking mine worthy of linking to and thanks for letting me know - I had no idea there were so many awesome play mats out there in blogland!!!!

lovely little sweetpeas

Lil Mama Stuart said...

came from delicate construction...love this idea.

Do you mean the whole mat comes off the table? Try putting non-slip drawer liner stuff (found near contact paper at target/grocery store) on the table or glue to the bottom of your mat? Let me know if you try it!

Unknown said...

This is awesome Georgia! I bet your boys just love it. I know my son would.

Counting Coconuts said...

Super cute and just what I was looking for to liven up that big box of dusty matchbox cars! Thanks for posting!

PS: I shared your link on my Counting Coconuts Facebook page. :)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

that is really cool! how fun!

Have you tried those non-slip liners under it? Might help.

Wanted to invite you to share at my weekly linky party - The Sunday Showcase (up Sat night thru Monday)


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