As much as I love the idea of crafting and doing activities with my kids, I have to admit that the mess tends to scare me off. I don’t want my kitchen table covered in paint or Play-Doh. I don’t want glitter stuck to my chairs and hardwood floors and those foam stickers? NO. Stop it.
So when I came across this new product at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo that would help me deal with this problem, I jumped at the chance to try it out. MessMatz™ are high-quality silicone rubber mats that cover a large area to keep messes contained. The mat is 18.5″W X 32″L, blue, and though it is heavy, rolls up quickly and easily.
We put our MessMatz™ to the test last night when carving our pumpkins for Halloween. The beauty of this product is the simplicity of it. It unrolls and you can get started with your project in seconds. Every other year, I have to use newspapers to cover the table (you know, the newspapers I never have) and it still doesn’t keep things clean. With our friends, we carved five full-size pumpkins on the MessMatz™ and even with four kids and four adults involved, the mess we created was amazingly small. The ridged edge on the MessMatz™ kept the pumpkin guts and seeds on the mat and perhaps more importantly, my sanity intact!
We had a huge pile of pumpkin junk on the mat, only a few seeds on the floor (thanks kids!) and here’s the best part: when we were done, we moved the trash can next to the table, I picked up the MessMatz™, folded it in half, and the mess slid off into the trash can. One swipe with a paper towel took off the few stray seeds and gooeyness that were remaining and then I used a soapy washcloth to clean it before rolling it up and putting it back into the box.
Here are the things I love about MessMatz™:
- It’s SIMPLE. This product does what it says it’s going to do.
- It’s BIG. Not big as in overwhelming, big as in perfect size for crafts, food, and other activities.
- It’s VERSATILE. There are so many ways you can use this! Here are a few, but check out more ideas at MessMatz.com! Crafts, cooking/baking prep (think about Christmas cookies coming up, and allllllll that flour!), scrapbooking (oh my gosh, those tiny little pieces make me crazy!), puzzles, painting, science activities, and even outdoor and garage uses like under your car or motorcycle!
- It’s EASY TO CLEAN. If the cleanup for the fun activity is going to take me longer than the actual fun involved, I generally want nothing to do with it. With MessMatz™, you have more time for you and your family!
Ready to purchase? You can save 20% on your MessMatz™ using promo code: Winter20 at checkout when you order at MessMatz.com!
I recommend MessMatz™ for anyone who wants to control messes, including moms who want to craft but hate the mess involved! You’ll love how MessMatz™ will simplify your life and fun!
What other uses can you think of for using MessMatz™?