This originally posted at the IDEA ROOM. I was so excited when amy asked me to guest post because the idea room was one of the first blogs that i followed.
anyways…..I wanted something big….and hot glue and came up with this:
(oh..and there are about 100 pictures. i kept emailing amy making sure that it was okay cause heaven forbid I edit.)
so it was spring break! whoopie. I thought I would send the kids outside and get some freaking peace some cleaning done.
and it was cold
Idaho really sucks sometimes.
so I thought I had better think fast and come up with some outside games that could be done inside.
I went to joanns (shoutout!) and bought me some white canvas stuff. (it was 6.99 a yard…but I had my 50% off coupon)
I acutally went to home depot first to find a drop cloth but the smallest I could find was a 5 ft by 5 ft (for about the same price) so if anyone is a mad 4 square player you could buy that and do it up right.
I was on the fence about whether to hot glue stuff to it or paint…..
but I finally went with hot glue…I mean I’ve got to live up to the name right? but for the record…paint would be easy to do (as long as your canvas is thick enough) or you could even sew fabric…but those methods require a bit more work.
I bought two yards and cut it in half….but that makes two mats….so you could just buy one yard and sew the ends together to make one long mat (does that make any sense at all? basically..you want one long piece of fabric…by any means necessary)
Then I just hot glued the pieces right onto the canvas (make sure all the edges are glued down nice and tight seeing how there is going to be a lot of jumping on it)
and go to town
and wrapped a rubber band around it