Toddler Busy Mats for long car rides

+ J. M. J.

Every once in a while it hits me……. we’re going to spend 10 hours in the car with a one-year-old and a three-month-old.

And then I choose to forget about it until I cannot avoid preparing for it any longer.

Spending time with Hubby and the girls will be wonderful! But an ounce of preparation, as always, helps.

Most of the ideas are from this blog. Here are some of the felt mats in her new little Busy Mats kit!


Ugly Potato Head and a car puzzle


Felt shapes & colors




In the works are saint felt “paper” dolls!

For a man doll: Saints Joseph, Peter, Patrick, Benedict, Blesseds Pier Giorgio Frassati and Pope John Paul II.

For a woman doll: Saints Maria Goretti, Thérèse, Elizabeth of Portugal, Joan of Arc, Blesseds Mother Teresa and Kateri Tekakwitha (who will be canonized this October!) and of course Our Lady.

Since Miss Toddler is still learning where her eyes, nose and mouth are there’s no rush to get dolls done. For now she can be happy with Ugly Potato Head.


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