But I never got around to making it until now. It seems like the perfect project to make as we are getting ready for our trip to Argentina and Peru. I know that we are not going to be able to pack that many toys, but I wanted the boys to have something to play with during the down time, especially during the night time when we are in the hotel.
Here is the first one that I made, and orginally I was only planning on making one, but then I thought it turned out so well that I ended up making two. One for each of the boys. The first one is pretty much a copy of the one on the Fiskars site. Except fo the fact that I put the car compartments on the wrong side, but it still worked. And just like the Fiskars one I put ribbons on the side, so that you can tie it closed. Our oldest is at the age where he needs to learn how to tie a bow/shoe, so I thought this would be another place where he could practice.
The car wash is my favorite station on the first mat. I just think it is so cute, especially with those clear buttons /bubbles.
Here is a picture of the second one that I made. So like I said after I finished the first one I decided that it would be a good idea to make a second one, so there would be more places for the boys to travel to. I remembered that Homemade by Jill had also make a car play mat for her son, so I looked at her's and got some ideas for the four places. I decided to do friut trees, our church building, our house and a playground. We live in Las Vegas, so that is why I used ric rac for the roof of our house. I was trying to make it look like the tiles. And then we have a car port on the side of our house, so that is the tunnel looking thing at the side of the house. Also on this one I made it so the roads extened, so that the roads could connect to the roads on the first mat.
Here is my favorite place on the second mat. I love the tectured felt that I found at Michaels. I used it for both the walls on the roof on the church building and then again for the walls of our house.