I see so many amazing ideas and projects blogging. Here are few that we have tried:
Saw this ingenious bib clip on One Crafty Place's Blog. It came from The Treece family blog. I had to try it. It took 2 seconds to make (I used fabric glue.) I like this item for older toddler (not likely to pull it off) who still need a bib for occasional spills and drips. Just keep one in your bag.
Play Mat from Filth Wizardry. This project calls for a shower curtain liner, some permanent markers, a rainy day and your imagination. Already Lu has set up her little toy animals, a tiny plastic play ground set, doll house furniture, blocks and of course cars on the mat. Our biggest problem is Godzilla (aka Emme) destroying Lu's town.
Filthy Wizardry had a great suggestion for making easy roads. Tape two markers to a container the width you would like your road. We used a small box of raisins. Worked like a charm.
Another great Play Mat idea from Thrifty Craft Mama. She had a fantastic idea for smaller play mats. TCM uses a desk protector to place over drawings she has made on large pieces of paper. I laminated ours with contact paper since we did not have a desk protector. The mat I made is two sided. Great for table play. Building towers or playing with playdough.