Educraft Grass Mat

5 March 2018

Level: Easy

This fun project is both educational and practical for your child to make. Why not create one using hands too!

To download a PDF of this project, click here.

  • Educraft Paper Feet Cut-Outs x 2
  • Educraft Adhesive Foam Letters
  • A3 Foamboard
  • Reeves Acrylic Paints
  • Synthetic Grass Roll
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Brushes
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors*

* Children should use glue gun and scissors under adult supervision.

How to do it

  1. Choose a colour from the Reeves Acrylic paint range and paint two paper feet cut-outs covering the entire surface. You can paint the feet in the same colour or you can try painting stripes! Allow the paint to dry completely.
  2. Unroll the synthetic grass and lay face down on a flat surface. Trace the outline of the A3 foamboard on the back of the grass and carefully cut it out using scissors.
  3. Apply glue around the edge of the foamboard. Then carefully place the grass on top and apply slight pressure to ensure adhesion.
  4. Select a contrast colour and paint small circles on each toe. Once dry, use a permanent marker and label the toes with numbers 1 through to 10.
  5. Secure the feet onto the grass surface with the glue gun. Apply slight pressure to ensure adhesion.
  6. Select the letters from the foam pack in a variety of colours for the words you want to spell out. It can be the words “Left” “Right”, a child’s name or even a fun saying. Let your imagination run wild!. Peel the backing off the letters and stick directly onto the grass under each foot.