Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dino Felt Play Mat

So, I am really excited to share this with you all today!  EEK! 
Without further ado...the Dino Felt Play Mat!

I got the idea here but wanted to make some changes.

First off, I wanted it bigger for more play fun!
I sewed everything down to compensate for wear and tear.
And lastly, I wanted to be able to roll it up and throw it in the bag when on the go!

So I made it a little bigger than a place mat.  
I cut everything out and sewed it down, piece by piece.  
I started with the background pieces first and then layering into the foreground.  
 (Sorry I don't have pics; I didn't have my camera).

I also did extra detailing with the sewing you see some grass.

 And lava!

I took a large piece of plain green fabric and cut it to give about an inch and a half around each edge of the play mat for my backing.  I folded over the edges and stitched it down with a zigzag to cover the raw edges of the felt.

Almost done...I stuck a piece of ribbon about 24 inches long halfway down one of the short sides under one of the folds and sewed it down to make my ties!

Now its ready for playtime!
Need to run out?
Tri-fold the mat...

Then roll up and tie!

I bought a $3 pack of dino's from Walmart and $8 worth of felt from Hobby Lobby.
For under $13, I have a great toy that Jack loves!


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  1. SUPER cute and fun! My son is totally into dinosaurs right now...too bad I cant sew :(

  2. I know a little munchkin who would love one of those!! Good idea!!

  3. Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Whoa, this is awesome! It's like a whole new world for a kid to play in. And I love how it folds up.

  5. I LOVE This!! We have an 8 hour car trip planned in about a month. I have been looking for some travel friendly ideas to make to bring along. I think I am going to bust one of these out (it will not be nearly as fancy as yours though ;-)

  6. Made one! Thanks for the great idea! I'm going to be making lots and lots of them for all the boys in my life this Christmas.

  7. feautured this on my blog today!!!


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