DIY paper car mat

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On my list of things to do is to make a set of felt car mats for the block center but I just haven’t had the time. Since I haven’t had the time to make a felt car mat, I decided we could improvise and make a paper car mat…

I placed a large sheet of butcher paper inside a large box and invited the children to come and help me make a car mat…

This was actually my own project but I was glad to see some of the children decide they wanted to join in…

Before long, we had roads, parking lots, parks, houses, trees, swings, and anything else the children decided our car mat needed….

And once the car mat was completed the children brought over cars to give it a try…

The car mat was then moved to the floor area over by the block center for even more play…

And somehow, a giraffe ended up in the middle of the road…

We have had this car mat for over two months now and sometimes I take the paper out so I can use the box but the kids always ask me to put it back into the box for more play…

I think this is probably one of the least expensive investments I have made in the block center and yet it is definitely the most popular item used in the block center…

So I will continue to put off the felt car mats for now and perhaps when the children get board with this mat, we will just color us another one!

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Deborah J Stewart

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