Meanwhile, I was preparing for a family road trip wherein two children under the age of four would spend 25+ hours in a car making picnic-type pit stops only to end up at the final destination to spend each day hanging about in the outdoors, picnic-style. Are you following me?
Enter the homemade picnic play mat!!
This craft requires:
- Fabric paint/markers
- Sewing machine and the ability to sew in a straight line
- scrap fabric for trim
- scrap fabric for corners if using a fitted sheet
I began by cutting out the elastic on each corner to allow the sheet to lie flat. Given I was working with a king-sized sheet, I should have cut the remaining flat piece into a rectangle but I didn’t want to lose the extra space so I kept it as is.
Next, I traced my design using a marker or pencil. Since we were embarking on a road trip, I drew a series of streets with landmarks around them before inviting my three year old son to help colour them in and add detail.
The transformation. Image Source: Ellen
|Highlights. Image Source: Ellen|
Image Source: Ellen
How do you use old bedding? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
- Ellen (Volunteer)