Created this play mat for my grandson for Christmas. It is about three and a half feet square and backed with denim. There are pockets for small cars and the whole thing can be rolled up for portable play. Snaps secure the rolled up mat and there is a detachable strap for carrying.
The mat sports a residential area with several houses, a school, a church, a gas station and a post office. There is a park and beach and also a farm with a field of growing crops and a little pink pig! All the details were applied by applique.
We bought some small cars to give to him with the play mat. I sure hope he likes it since it took forever to make!