Wednesday, July 9

Naptime place mat experiment




After seeing the place mats pictured at the top from Publique Living, I decided I needed to immediately try making some of my own. I didn't have sheets of paper or foam bigger than scraps and 8 1/2 x 11, but that's probably best for experimenting, anyway.
We've had ducks on the brain since we've been reading Make Way for Ducklings (and I'm trying to get a craft together for the kids to go along with it), so I guess that's what got me doing ducks here. My drawings and cuts are way less than desirable, but I was rushing to finish while the kids were waking up from naps. I'm satisfied knowing that, if I really wanted to, I could create our own special place mats in this fashion (being more purposeful with the design and execution) for home, parties, or gifts. The foam is especially fun, would be attractive in bright colors, and would be wipeable and reusable.
Try it!

7 comments:

Kara said...

A silly question - what do you use to cut out all those intricate shapes? It looks like it would horrid to try with regular scissors? Or am I just not skilled enough with my scissors? :-)

Linds said...

Those are SO cute!! Great job!

Amy said...

LOVE them.

mayaluna said...

This is a fantastic idea and I think your execution was wonderful...can't imagine what you could turn out with more than nap time...so impressed and off to try it!

randi said...

I am very impressed with the way your cut-outs turned out! Just lovely!

Amy said...

I am going to have to bookmark this idea- sooo cool!

I am sorry I haven't emailed you back, but THANK YOU for adding me to your links. I don't really have all my links compiled yet (only to the Frugal Hacks community), but I just do my notebook entries instead and try to highlight everyone that I love so much that way. I hope that helps- your site is looking great!!

Deanna said...

You did that during their naptime... boy am I a slacker!!