I created a custom Cars Radiator Springs play table for my toddler’s 2nd Birthday.

For the past few months, my son 1.5 year old son has been crazy about Lightening McQueen and Cars. So that means that I’ve been into it as well. With his 2nd birthday coming up, I knew just what to do. I built him a custom Radiator Springs play table made of wood, clay, and toys from the Disney Pixar Cars movies. This video shows the process, the final product, and his reaction to seeing it. Maybe I’ll take him to see Cars 3 when it comes out! Anyways, enjoy!

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A White Sheet With Endless Possibilities…

Recently, I started letting my son lay on the floor and explore the room visually. He gets to lay there, wiggle his little legs and play. I put out a white sheet on the floor and even allowed my dogs to lay near him, smell him, and get used to him. It’s really funny that once they smell him, they just lay down next to him and stare. I have no idea what they are thinking, but I can tell that it is positive. Then of course, I started snapping a bunch of pictures…

That’s when the ideas started rolling in. Watching them lay on the sheet interacting was so beautiful, but I saw potential for an art project. Here are a couple of initial ones. I can see myself doing a lot more of these as the months go by.

This is how it started, just a dog and baby playing on a sheet…

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with a little creativity, that white sheet becomes pride rock from The Lion King.

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And also a scene inspired by Where the Wild Things Are.

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to be continued…