Hello friends, it’s back to school time here! My boys started school July 25th so were a couple weeks into it now, but it’s never too late to make a back to school project in this house! Today I’m sharing a simple DIY Mouse Pad you can make with your kids. If their like my boys they love using the computer for games (fortnite and minecraft obsessed) and their homework. So I wanted to create a fun DIY mouse pad with my oldest.
Look at those little faces!!
As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt. Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt products. This month our challenge was using any of the NEW Stencils and Americana Satin Paints.
As part of our challenge, we had to make a Back to School project using one of the stencils. I was drawn right away to the Food Truck Stencil and knew I wanted to try to create a fun mouse pad for my son. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to use for the mouse pad, a actual mouse pad or cork piece. BUT while browsing Hobby Lobby I came across this BIG piece of THICK foam sheet. I knew this would be perfect, it’s cheap and you can cut it to any size you need.
So let’s get started!!
DIY Mouse Pad
I had all these AMAZING colors to choose from for this project.
Step 1 – Cut Foam Sheet
We wanted a larger mouse pad, so we cut it to 10″ x 10″
Basically just tracing and cutting out the size of the stencil.
Step 2 – Pick Out Stencil
I loved all the stencils here, but I really wanted to use the taco, and cactus for this project. I don’t know what it is, but tacos and cactus are super in right now. Also since this mouse pad is for my son I thought it would be the best option.
Step 3 – Paint Stencil
Now let’s paint in our stencil. First you need to decide what patten or look you want to do first. The stencil sticks right onto the foam sheet with no problems since it’s reusable.
Look no bleeding through with this stencil!
Now I’ve got my patten created!
Step 4 – Add Details
What I think really makes this mouse pad is the little details with the cactus and tacos.
WOW now that’s a fun and colorful mouse pad!
There ya have it a simple DIY mouse pad made from a foam sheet! a perfect DIY craft you can do in no time!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this post inspires you to make a personalized mouse pad like this!
Looking for more Back to School crafts!
Here is a DIY Pencil Holder I made for the boys last year. This is a staple in the kids playroom for all their pencils and markers.