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Felt Play Mat

Felt Play Mat
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Shauna Wightman
58 Projects

What better way to let the kids get creative than to let them design their own towns? The sky is the limit to what they can create for this fun play mat that is easily folded up and stored anywhere. Both of my kids were in heaven designing their dream towns--no shortage of water and sea creatures for them!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Felt Play Mat

Gather up your supplies. We used tan for our base since the kids voted that they wanted sand. We trimmed the base to the size that we wanted it.

Felt Play Mat

My three-year-old daughter told me what she wanted (a castle, trees, road, lake, and so on). I cut the pieces out for her since she was having a hard time with that. Then she placed her pieces how she wanted them.

Felt Play Mat

My five-year-old son did most of the cutting himself. (Kid scissors do cut felt.) For some of the shapes, he first drew the picture on the felt then cut them out. He got pretty creative with his shark ocean and dock.

Felt Play Mat

When the pieces are placed where the kids want them, we glued down all the pieces that should stay put like the street and ponds and house. The people and animals stayed mobile so they could play with them.

Felt Play Mat

Then the mats were ready for a fun afternoon of pretend play! The loose pieces just get piled on and the whole mat folds up ready to be played with any time.

Keywords

sanity saver

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your mat is a thing of felt and you glue the felt to the mat.

posted by: Emily on 10.26.2013

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You could Velcro a baggy to the back of the board to put the pieces in.

posted by: Pam on 5.29.2013

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What did you glue the felt to? What was your mat?

posted by: Leigh on 10.25.2012

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