Welcome back to Super Savvy Saturday! I have a fun project for you. It's easy. It's so easy in fact, I'm almost embarrassed to take the time to tell you how to do it.
My mom had one of these when we were a kid (Sesame Street, to be exact) and she swears by them. I looked online and found this “Splat Mat” for waaaaay too much dinero! (see below)
Step 1: Buy plastic.
- When I was at the fabric store picking up stuff for my super-cute flannel wreath I saw a sale table of clearance fabric, and on it I saw a huge sheet of cute Thomas the Train printed plastic; it looked like it could be made into a shower curtain or something. I wanted something gender-neutral but this was the best they had.
Step 2: Cut.
- I took it to the cutting counter and bought one yard (for $4). I recommend getting it on sale or using a coupon, it's usually $8-$15 per yard.
- You're done! Easiest thing ever. The plastic doesn't have to be sewn, hemmed, glued, taped, nada. It's done! Just place it over whatever it is you want to protect, let your kid make a mess, then wipe it off. When my son really gets it gross I take it on my deck, hose it off, and leave it out to dry for a while.