Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Simple Car Play Mats and Storage
What little boy doesn't like their toy cars? They like to haul them everywhere! Yes, I know, because I have an 11 year old boy and an almost 2 year old boy. Granted, my Mr. T has passed the toy car stage but when he was little, he accumulated a great mass of those fun Hotwheels! Now, my Mr. A is enjoying all his big brother's cars.
This little play mat is a perfect way to bring along a few of the toy cars. Visiting relatives or going on a playdate...bring along some cars and they won't get lost along the way. This mat measures 16"x10" when opened up. The mat is made of heavy material. There is a coordinating cotton material along the bottom of the mat and for the binding of it. The material along the bottom has been divided into 5 sections that are the perfect size for the Hotwheels or Matchbox sized cars.
Along the top of the mat, I have sewn on a grey 'road' complete with yellow dividing lines. The road will get your child's imagination started!
When play is finished, place the cars in the slots, fold down the top of the mat, fold the mat into thirds and then wrap the tie strap around. The strap velcros onto itself so your young child doesn't have to keep asking you to tie it up; he can do it himself!