Monday, August 22, 2016

DIY Felt City Car Mat


DIY Felt City Car Mat
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By Angela
I’m not sure if it is just a boy thing, but my one and two year old boys LOVE playing with little cars. I decided to make them a little felt city to drive their cars on. These are super easy, though a little time consuming due to the detail. You can do as little detail or as much detail as you want! I made two of them so far, and one was a gift for Shawna’s son. I made his like a little New Jersey town, since they live in New Jersey. Go crazy with it though! I have basic instructions below with some ideas to make your very own!
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Supplies:
Large green felt square (mine was 3x3 feet)- Michael’s or even Walmart
Various colors of felt
Fabric glue (something strong that won’t allow for easy removal)
Scissors
Let’s get started!
I started with my roads by using black strips of felt, making some roads straight and others curvy. I cut out small white rectangles for lane separators. Starting with your road makes it easy to see the layout of your town and where all your town businesses should go.
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Ideas for car stops include: a farm, playground, gas station, the woods, a beach, hospital, church, fire department, police station, construction zone, the pool, the zoo, an airport, a downtown, a bridge, a parking lot, a neighborhood, and much more!
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We used extra toys, like a farmer at the farm or the bulldozer at the construction site above, to add more character to the mat!

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