Thursday, March 25, 2010

from puzzle mats to stamps

5 comments:

Papgena Made It said...

That is an ingenious idea!
My daughter has these type of mats too but, they were from oldest cousins so they were washed so many times that I think they are safe now!
Why don't you use the outside letters of your daughter's name and hang them in her bedrooms' wall?

cucicucicoo said...

hmmm, that's an idea! my luckily my daughter's name doesn't have any repeat letters, so that would work! thanks! :)

KatieK said...

I figured they were toxic, but are they just toxic if you chew/eat them, or is it bad to just touch and walk on them? We have a mat too that was given to us.

KatieK said...

You could make drink coaster with the remaining rubber... unless the heat from drinks is bad with the chemicals- best to look that up. Your corkboard idea is great.

cucicucicoo said...

that's a great idea, katie! ...except now that i've used the letters inside the coasters wouldn't do much good because any condensation or drips would go right through the remaining space and muck up whatever's underneath. i guess i could just cut up the large letter mats, though that is true about the chemicals maybe doing something weird in contact with heat. keep the ideas coming! :)

btw, i forgot to respond to your comment yesterday: i don't know what limits there would be as to your contact with these materials. i have a feeling that it's only if they're eaten, but i honestly don't want to risk it anyway.