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Friday, July 30, 2010

Cardboard Play Mat

After our bus met it's last match, there was still one side from that box in decent condition, so K and I made a play mat for his cars. Until I make or find something more permanent, this is a great size for him to carry around, and it stores behind things easily. DSCN3392 All we did was draw a road...I used my seam gauge to make the road fairly uniform. DSCN3389DSCN3387
We colored it in with crayons.  DSCN3390
Then I printed off some places K knows and wanted on his mat such as a church, a park and a street view of our apartment using Google maps. We may or may not add to it, but for now, this was all K wanted.DSCN3395 We even have real life events such as earthquakes...DSCN3393 Which naturally require earthquake prevention...oh yes, there is such a thing :)DSCN3394 Frugal, green, entertaining to make, and entertaining to use. I love cardboard!

I'm linking up to Crafty FridayPlant a Punkin Seed Friday, Mad Skills Monday, and Tot Tuesday


  1. what a great idea!!! Isn't funny how kids LOVE cardboard boxes and I LOVE your idea! Thanks for sharing! I think I'm going to try this with mine on a rainy day. They will really enjoy it!

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  2. I gave you an award, go check it out! I'm new to your blog and love that you focus on your little guys! I have one of my own. I'll be checking in again.

  3. That is super cute, love it.

  4. Super cool and thrifty...a great way to re-purpose! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  5. I have two boys as well...I look forward to reading your blog.