This is an easy project if you can crochet or not. As you can see I did crochet this particular mat but you could easily make it by weaving the wool through the squares.
The idea is to make a play mat with a particular scene on it. This one is for 'Under the sea' but I can visualise an array of different mats including 'Outback Australia', Jungle, Forrest, Fairy Garden, Space, and a 'Winter Wonderland'. The possibilities are endless.
Use your own imagination.
Then you need to decide what scene you want to make. If you are not confident to just create as you are going along you can draw the scene on the mat first using a black marker (hint: put paper under it otherwise you will have your little scene depicted in dots on the floor or table).
Select the colours that relate to your theme. As mine was 'Under the sea' I went with colours relating to that from the sand to the water.
|Folds up easily for storage|
|Underneath the finished play mat|
Just to add to the look I chain stitched waves on top of the already finished piece.
You now have a durable non-slip play mat.
Now to start the 'Australian Outback' which is four times the size :)
|'Under the Sea'|