My boys are 10, 8, and 6, and sometimes when they are creating with things like play sand, play dough, or paints they create a real mess. We recently let them buy water colour paints, and found it all over our floor, table and boys. While it was easy to wash up, it was still paint all over everything and a lot of work to clean up. When they were younger they use to colour off the page, and get crayon on everything.
I can’t be the only person who dreads the “Mom can we play with Perler Beads” or “Mom can we play with Play-Doh” questions. They create a disaster everywhere.
We were sent the PlaSmart Messmatz to review. This rectangle play mate is 24″ in Length and 18″ wide with a ridge around the edge! The silicone ridge actually keeps the mess contained! Perler beads don’t just roll off the side! It is a heavier mat, and actually resists sliding around!
The messmatz are made of non-toxic, food-grade silicone and actually easily rolls up. It makes dumping the mess in the garbage easier, also cleaning it easier! Plus storing it is super easy b/c it rolls up.
My boys really like the mess mat, because I make them clean up their messes after they are done creating and they were able to just hand me the mat, and call it done. Also they liked that I didn’t tell them no playing with that because of the mess when I was too busy to clean the whole house after. I like how durable it is and how it could handle getting wet, and dried easily.