personal CD player. I bought it during the Christmas season because it was only $5 and I thought it would be convenient for our road trip. I really like that it has a hanging piece, that the door to the CD chamber has a "lock," and that it has two "jacks" already on it (no need for a headphone splitter).
this maze and used freezer paper to cut it out. Everything has been hot glued down. I wanted the boys to be able to make up their own ideas about the buildings on the mat, what they were or who lived/worked in them. The pink flecks are flowers and the blue blob is a lake/pond. I still need to add the car, which I intend to tether to the mat. The whole thing can be rolled up and stored in a tin (eventually).
All the pirate pins (Pinterest) got me in the mood to make this treasure map/small world mat. I'm hoping to buy the Safari pirate toob for it. The idea came from here. I wanted to leave this play mat open to the kids' imaginations too, so I didn't add a lot of details. I wasn't even going to put the "X" on it but my husband talked me into it. The free-hand "x" looks much better than my "sea creature" so what can I say?
here). I'm working on making one for each of the kids to have in their personal car bags. So far, I've finished the pink one and the blue one. Now, I just need to get the green one done.
The "marble" inside is a flat glass stone from the Dollar Tree.
Here's another non-original idea- the button snake. It seems like every blogger/Pinterester is making one these days. It was a really good way to practice cutting felt before I started on the harder pieces for the play mats. I intend to make at least one more "snake," this time with a small button on one end and a larger one on the other. Then, the felt pieces will be smaller and so will the holes (for more realistic buttoning practice).
Check out this other fun pirate-y idea I found- gold coin cookies (ok, these are not edible- but they could be!).
Well, that's it for today. Perhaps my crazy crafting is done for a while (or not).