Several weeks ago, I published a teaser post with some craft supplies. Pretty soon after, I showed some of the fun dice I made for use in math games. After that, things got busy and it took a while before I could complete the next project, which was a little more involved.
One of our sweet friends had a birthday, she turned TWO! She has four older siblings, so she inherits a lot of fun toys. I saw this project on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make it for Punky, and thought our friend *S* would enjoy it, too! The original inspiration for an "on the go" coloring tray came from Joy's Hope. Then, I decided that by leaving the paper off the top of the tray, it would be a great magnet board for use with these magnetic quilting pieces.
I set off in search of supplies to make my own. I made two sets of magnets, and that worked well. Punky enjoys playing with hers, and every once in a while I have to add more mod podge to re-glue the material onto the magnets. I started with rectangular baking sheets for the tray, and attempted to spray paint them a nice almond color. However, I could only find non-stick trays, which evidently don't hold spray paint. I didn't want to give a toddler gift with a "don't eat the paint chips" disclaimer, so I opted for an unfinished tray. The pizza pan/disc just looked fun. :)
The quilt pieces on the pizza pan.
I also added an icing container with magnets on the bottom,
which holds triangular crayons—ideal for toddlers, plus they don't roll!)
The complete gift...hopefully will provide plenty of peaceful entertainment!