Monday, April 22, 2013

Making a Children's Car Mat

I've been MIA lately. Been playing with my kids!

Here's what we did last week. The kids wanted a play mat. And they aren't cheap. So we (mostly me, but that's okay) made our own!

We used; 
thick cotton fabric (approx 1m x 2m)
fabric paint
a sketch outline on paper

AND we painted, we had fun and we did it our way .... even the four house numbers have a personal touch, being the birth dates of our family.

You can do it too. All you need is your imagination and a bit of time (the paint doesn't dry straight away) ...... and you will have your little ones eager to play!

All up, it cost about $30 and it has been used lots and lots already by all the members of our family.

Little Ladybird
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  1. This is fantastic, you've earned yourself a feature! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday and great to "meet" you....hope you'll be back again soon with more fabulous projects!

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! The colors just pop against the black. Pinned!

  3. Much more gorgeous than the mats you can buy! I love it. Found you on Skip to my lou linky :)

  4. What a fun idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely project :). I featured it here:

  5. This is such a great idea Tash. You could paint just about any scene on it. Its great to see you back. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks for linking up.

    Anne xx

  6. Pinned This!
    PS I do a Friday Linky party if you want to link up!

  7. Looks like fun to play with! I love the details like the stoplight and the umbrella at the beach.:)


  8. I made one of these years ago for my kids when they were young. I love how bright and colorful yous is. I need to make one for grand kids.

  9. That's fantastic! I love that you guys did it all yourself and it's so bright and fun. Thank you so much for linking to Freaking Awesome Fridays, it's always nice to see a fellow Aussie too xo

  10. love it

    my next project

  11. Hey! Just stopping by to let ya know that I loved this play mat, and I featured it at this week's Submarine Sunday Link Party! You did a fabulous job!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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