Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A DIY Kraft paper car mat (anything to keep little boys busy!)


This little "project" is pretty self-explanatory.

Simple and easy.

Tools needed: Roll of Kraft paper (or any kind of paper, really)
Black  Marker (or any colour, really)
Two small, but very enthusiastic art critics (who "oooh" and "aaahhh" over every new road/town/house)


Basically, we were going nuts all cooped up in the house with sick boys.

Until the awesome new "our whole world" car mat came to life.

They played with it for hours. Literally hours. And, trust me, they never play with any one thing for hours. We've hit the jackpot!!






We had to draw our house...of course. And cousin Fenton's house above it :)


And of course our favourite Sky Train line to the River Rock resort, and Downtown Vancouver :)

Please excuse my 10-second drawings (literally....they were breathing down my neck!)



Heck...even trains can run wild in our world :)


Busy, busy boys.



We had to have Toys R Us....oh...and IKEA! "Can't forget IKEA !!" (Toby said)





Try it. :)

You'll see. 

Totally works.

In fact, before the first "mom, can I have a snack?" was uttered, I may have gotten the supper made, and half of a decor magazine read ;)




10 comments:

  1. Great idea, Tracey. Totally going to try this on one of those bitterly cold winter days we're sure to have soon!

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  2. AWWW! What a great idea, so simple but very creative! Will have to try it with Charlotte when she is a bit older!

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  3. Brilliant! When I was younger I used to pretend under each dinning room chair was a different store. If only my mom was creative enough to build me a map!

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  4. I just found your blog and love it. I am a mother to 3 (count them) 3 boys but they are giants now: 16, 14 and 7. Thevpicturesvof your little ones areprecious

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  5. Fabulous idea! How cute you had to put Ikea on there - I guess we know where you go to a lot!

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  6. Love that idea! You can tell how much the boys were enjoying it:)

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  7. HACE MUCHO TIEMPO MI HIJO TENIA UNOS CAMINOS ASI QUE EL SE DIBUJO PARA SUS COCHES....
    QUE BUENO ....
    SALUDITOS

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  8. Good thing you didn't forget your house and cousin Fento's. Speaking of which, your house looks clean and shiny. How often do you clean your house? I'm glad the kids aren't messy when they play.

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  9. They seem to have been having a lot of fun with the paper car mat. That's a good learning experience for them too. They're at the age where they absorb a lot of things, so it would be a good time to teach them about places.

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