We have finally reached the need for Time Out. Sadie has started becoming deliberately naughty. She still doesn't understand the concept of time out, which makes it HARD...but I thought having a specific place set aside would perhaps make it clearer. (pipe dream?)
Anyways, this is how I made a quick, easy and cheap time out mat.
fabric place mat (less than $2 at wally world)
sponge brush (not shown)
First I found the font and size I wanted for my letters on the computer...then traced them onto the flat side of the freezer paper. (shown below...) Then iron your freezer paper, shiny side down, to your place mat.
fill in with fabric paint (I did 2 1/2 coats...the 1/2 was mostly dabbing where it was needed)
see my other freezer paper stencil tutorial for more tips.
Peel off freezer paper, let it dry completely, place somewhere in your house, and then let the punishing begin! (kidding) The cool thing is, you can take it with you (easily rolled up), room to room, or to Grandma's house....grocery store...park...whatever. ;)
But really...I wanted to ask for time out advice. Specifically for 18 month children...if you have one, or have had one...let me know what worked for you! (puh lease!?)
happy time outs! (er...)
***If you have used any of my tutorials, I'd love if you'd add a quick pic to my flicker group! Thanks!***