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Monday, May 19, 2008

Oops........


How many times have you heard that when your little ones were doing crafts, or painting on a table? I know ours have said it many times. Even I've said it a few times helping them out. Lucky for us, along came the Oops Mat!

This great little invention was created by Marla and Dan when they were observing their niece and nephew as all kids do, creating artwork on the kitchen table, and having to put newspapers down to help protect the table from the many Oops' that were heard. The newspapers just weren't the solution to the problem, so the Oops Mat was invented.

So, what is an Oops Mat? Well, the
Oops Mat is a child craft mat that "Helps prevent life's little Oops!" while your child is doing art and craft activities. All you have to do is place an Oops Mat onto your table, floor, coffee table or anywhere your child will be doing their 'work'. The Oops Mat will help protect that surface from any oops', it will all go onto the Oops Mat. The Oops Mat's colors and bright border will encourage them to want to use their Oops Mat all the time (and believe me, this is true, thank goodness for having 2 of them so there are no fights!).

We got a chance to try out the Oops Mat with our girls. We have the Original sized Oops Mat which is 24" x 36" in size and is also made of heavy duty vinyl fabric.
I can say, it's a lifesaver and time saver as well, instead of trying to put something under their work, making sure that it stays in the spot, the Oops Mat is just rolled out of the reusable tube, and onto the surface. The Oops mat is large enough that it covers a great area, and there shouldn't be any room for any oops'. As you can see from the picture, our girls can make quite a mess when doing crafts. For once there wasn't an oops in sight on the table! WOOHOO!!!

The mat also cleans up very easily with just some warm soapy water and a sponge, it was also easy to just place any glitter or scrap pieces of paper into the garbage by rolling the Oops mat up and just letting the pieces fall into the bag.

My girls just love their Oops Mats. They ask for them every time they do any sort of artwork or craft project now. My only suggestion that could make this great invention any better, would be to have the bottom of the Oops Mat, skid proof, I think it would just enhance this product even more.

If you head over to the Oops Mat website you can buy one for yourself or family, they also come in 2 sizes right now, a Mini Oops Mat (18" x 24")
and the Original Oops mat (24" x 36"). Soon to come is a Mega Oops Mat. You can also find Oops Aprons and lots of great activities on the site as well such as coloring pages and recipes. Oops Mats are also reusable which is great for the environment and they're Made in the USA. Anyone who has craft lovers in the house, really should pick one of these up, you won't be disappointed!

WIN One of 2 Oops Mat's!!!!

I have Oops Mat's to giveaway to 2 lucky winners!!!! That's right, two (2) lucky winner's will get one (1) of their very own Original Size Oops Mat as well as the reusable tube that they come in to store it. You don't want to miss out on this one.

To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
  • Leave a comment on this post after visiting Oops Mat's website and answer one of the three questions below:
    • Where is Oops Mat's Company Located?
    • What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat?
    • What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be?
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you, if your not a blogger please leave your email address in the comment, if there is no way for me to contact you via a blog or email address you will be disqualified and your comment will be deleted.
  • This contest is open to everyone!
For an extra entries (one extra for each done):
~ Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link in a separate comment
~ Add my button to your blog/sidebar and leave me a comment letting me know where it can be found (if you already have it added let me know, I'll give you a extra entry!)
~ Non Bloggers and Bloggers subscribe to my RSS feed and let me know you've subscribed

Winner will be chosen randomly from random.org


Contest Will Close May 19th @ 11:00pm est.

101 comments:

moonshadow43 said...

The Oops Mat's Company is located in Michigan. Its a great idea. I would love to have it to put under a high chair at a restaurant, even if they will clean up the mess I feel better doing my part in not letting much of one for them to clean up happen.

moonshadow43atgmaildotcom

paryjeja said...

OopsMat is located in Bay City Michigan. This is such a great idea, even for mommies to use while crafting.

julie said...

The oops mat is located in Michigan...other uses include changing mat, pumpkin carving, and my favorite sensorial activities for children with autism...they even provide a link...I'm a special educator.. the mega mat is going to be 4'x6'...wow mega!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Shannon said...

The company is in Bay city Michigan. To put under their plate when they are eating.

jenny said...

boy would i so much love to try to win this it would come in handy and it would help me out a lot thanks

Leslie said...

* Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City MI

* What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat? A changing pad, floor protector under the highchair, carving pumpkins

* What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be? 4' x 6'

Leslie said...

Here is my blog GinaBoBina!

http://essiekay05.blogspot.com/2008/05/ginas-oops-mat.html

Danielle said...

For baking or carving pumpkins...

Great invention!

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

agordon10 said...

OOps Mat is locted in Bay City Michigan

Kristinia said...

Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City, Michigan

What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat? Quick changing station for your child (love this idea!)


What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be? 4 by 6

Awesome contest! I love the idea of the Oops mat! Great for art and eating for sure!

We are subscribed to your feed/e-mail newsletter and your listed on my bloggy sidebar!

Betty N said...

Oops Mat : located in Michigan
Other uses: under high chair to catch baby's eating Oops, use for an indoor picnic on a rainy/cold day,
Mega Mat will be 4' by 7'

Grace said...

the company is in michigan. i've been looking for mat that's perfect for my daughter's craft.
i do hope i win one.

ChristiS said...

The Oops Mat company is located in Michigan! This is really cool!! I'm going to definitely be back to visit! :D

nknk said...

1. Where is Oops Mat's Company Located?
Bay City, Michigan

2. What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat?
Are you repotting a plant? Use an Oops Mat ® to catch the dirt!

3. What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be?
4' x 6'

Anonymous said...

1.Bay City Michigan
2.a changing pad
3.size 4x6
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

mverno said...

located in michigan

shirley said...

* Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City, MI

* What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat? changing pad or use for a picnic;)

* What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be? 4' x 6'

Thanks for visiting my blog. Mommyfest rocks!

windycindy said...

Happy Monday! An innovative design!
Our family would sure get use out of the "Oops Mat!" The original size which is 24"x36". Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Marin said...

1.Michigan
2.Under the highchair (which is where I'd put it!)
3.4x6 ft.
frugonomics101@gmail.com

Marin said...

http://frugonomics101.blogspot.com
/2008/05/gaggle-of-giveaways.html

I have linked to your contest. Best wishes!

Andrea said...

They are located in Bay City Michagin...and I love the idea of them!!

Colleen said...

The Oops Mat is in my home state of Michigan. The extra large size will be 4x6, perfect for covering my dining table. I'd put it on the floor in the living room when my son has a snack in there while watching TV to protect the carpet.

Andrea said...

I also blogged about it here: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

CanCan said...

located in Michigan!
This would be great for my two messy boys. They could have an indoor picnic around it. Also my older son love to cut paper in to tinypieces. This would help corral it.
Please come enter my giveaways as well!

Julie D said...

They are located in Bay City, MI.
What a neat idea!

Deneal said...

Another use is to put it under the pumpkin during carving time!

What a fantastic idea. I'm always looking for newspaper to put down on the table and this will be perfect. Thanks!

Uniquely Yours said...

Michigan, to put under my daughter's chair to keep from mopping every night, and 4'X6'. This is a great idea! I'd really love to have one.

Bunny B said...

The size of the Mega Oops Mat will be 4'x 6'.
Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail dot com

Bunny B said...

I've blogged about it HERE for another chance. Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail dot com

Bunny B said...

And for a final entry, I have your button on my sidebar HERE.
Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The company is located in Bay City, Michigan.
Our family could use this mat.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

bubblewrap said...

Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City MI

What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat? A changing pad, floor protector under the highchair, carving pumpkins

What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be? 4' x 6'

Kari said...

1.Bay City Michigan
2.a changing pad
3.size 4x6

Ahh! Even I would use this!! This is great! Thank you!

Scrappy Do said...

They are located in Bay City Michagin...and I love the idea of them!!

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Eloise Carlson said...

The Oops Mat company is located in Bay City, Michigan. You can use it for a changing mat or to carve pumpkins amongst others. It is 4x6 size. Thanks for a great contest. I would love one of these!

furygirl3132@comcast.net

sweetsue said...

The company is located in Bay City Michigan. The megaoops mat will be 4x6. It can also be used as a changing pad. I would use it for crafts.

quiltingreader said...

Bay City Michigan

sillelin said...

It's in Bay City Michigan

Nanana said...

the size is 4 by 6.

Danielle said...

Can also be used under pet dishes to prevent spills!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The new Mega Oops mat will be 4' x 6'. These mats are a great idea! I will definately be getting one :)
caralee_parr@hotmail.com

Audrey said...

Bay City Michigan. What a cute idea. Oh how I wish I had younger kids. There are so many super products out there. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

mogrill said...

They are in Bay City! I would love to try it!

miriama said...

4'x6' and they are fantastic! I want to get one for my granddaughter.

drcqsi said...

The mega mat will be 4' X 6'. So glad to have a Michigan Co. I'm across the state in Muskegon.

Firefly Photo Jewelry said...

What a great idea!

Happy Blog Party! :)

Sweetpeas said...

What a great idea! The mega mat will be 4ft x 6ft.

Anonymous said...

They are located in Michigan.
I would love one for painting crafts!
The Mega Oops is 4' x 6'! Wow!

haut1@hotmail.com

Nesting Momma said...

what a great site/product. My table needs this! they are located in Bay City Michigan.
Thanks for the contest!
mynestingplace@yahoo.com

Cass said...

The new Mega Oops mat will be 4' x 6'. Wow! :)

Swapna said...

Hi Gina, thanks for visiting my blog...and I had planned to leave a comment about the Oops mat even before I saw the contest...it is a great idea..and I would like an Oops mat myself, coz during my craft time I end up with a lot of OOPS myself... anyway, here goes...

The OOPs mats company is located in Michigan

laura said...

Great, great product!

The company is located in Bay City, Michigan. The mini mat could also be used as a baby changing station. And the mega oops mat is will be 4' x 6'.

Thanks for the chance to win one. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

vickie Couturier said...

Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City, MI

What is one of the other great uses (besides crafts/art) for the Oops Mat? changing pad or use for a picnic,pumpkin carving,eating
What will the size of the Mega Oops Mat be? 4' x 6'

vlbelk@hotmail.com

bison61 said...

it can be used under pets food dishes or litter boxes, and the mega size is 4' x 6'

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is such a great Idea and another use for the mat is to put under your pets food dishes so they dont make a mess! this is so "neat" LOL Thanks Gina

crazycajunchick10300@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

They're located in Michigan. :) Oh and I have your button in my scroll box in my sidebar, it's been there for a long time. :)

scblog at hotmail dot com

jennem said...

The Mega Oops Mat will be 4' x 6'.

Katie said...

Bay City, Michigan! Woohoo for Michigan! (Heh, sorry. I was born and raised there.) This is a great idea. My youngest son is just as into crafting as his momma and just as clumsy too! This would be great for the pair of us!

Hélène said...

They are in Bay City, Michigan. A good use would be to take to restaurants so they won't get germs if they drop their food on the table.

Shelly said...

The Mega Oops mat will be 4' x 6' - just what we need to save our deck from paint!

Timster said...

The Oops Mat's Company is located in Michigan.

kdkdkd said...

OopsMat is located in Bay City Michigan (such a beautiful place to visit). What a brilliant idea, perfect for the kinds of messes my little guys make while being creative.

Jenna said...

The oops mat looks sooo helpful and well, realistic for a parent! The company is located in Bay City, Michigan.

http://kelsiesmommy.blogspot.com

nor_lou said...

1. Bay City, Michigan

2, The Oops Mats are great for home improvements. Before mixing your house paints, place an Oops Mat ® onto the floor to catch those sneaky side drips from the paint can (my husband could use this tip so I don't have to get paint out of the carpet again :)

3. 4 by 6

kaylee8 said...

Bay City Michigan (home of the Bay City Rollers!)

smkao said...

4' x 6'

smkao@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

It'll be 4' x 6', and still not big enough for my kids messes. LOL

I keep finding my way back to your blog. Must be destiny. Thanks for coming by 'Mommy Confessions'

Missy said...

The Oops Mat Company is located in Michigan. This is a great product! I hope I win. Thanks!

meg said...

You can also use the mat for diaper changes! gomeggo@gmail.com

Ardy22 said...

The Oops Mat company is located in Bay City, Michigan.

You can use it for a changing mat or to carve pumpkins amongst others.

It is 4x6 size.

Super contest!!

Nissa said...

1. Bay City, Michigan

2. Another purpose I know we'd be using it for- on the floor for feeding time! Bye bye sticky floor!

3. The new Mega Oops will be 4' by 6'


Great giveaway- thanks!

dolls123 said...

Bay City,Michigan

Oops Mat ® helps assist these parents in the sensory processing and physical restoration of their austistic child

4' x 6'

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

blueviolet said...

They're located in Bay City, MI. It can also be used under pet food dishes and litter boxes to help contain mess! The new mega size will be 4' x 6' (which will be incredibly useful.)
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Cuddle Cottage said...

This would be great, we're 'carpeted-apartment' dwellers and there's nowhere for my little one to have fun with arts and crafts with jeopardizing the deposit!
Home for the Oops Mat is Bay City, Michigan. The Mega mat will be 4'x 6' and another use for the mat is to use it to contain the mess when you're re-potting plants!

misty wright said...

It is located in Bay City Michigan. This mat would be a lifesaver for me. My 3 year old is addicted to crayons and markers and paint and chalk. Even when I tell her she cannot write with them at the moment, she will just carry them around in her little hands for hours. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

kristleharrison said...

They are located in Bay City, Michigan, the new Mega Oops will be 4x6, and another use for them is under the high chair to catch the messes!

kristleharrison said...

Here's the link on my blog http://kristleharrison.blogspot.com/2008/05/oops-mat-giveaway.html

:)

Carina said...

It's located in Bay City, Michigan - as my daughter's 5 months, it will be perfect as a drop sheet under the highchair !
wckyw at aim dot com

sachidewey said...

They're located in Bay City, Michigan

Maggie's Ma said...

Michigan, changing mat, and
4'x6'

Anonymous said...

Bay City, Michigan

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Stacey Moore said...

it's located in Bay City Michigan
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net
i have subscribed and added your button!
thanks!

Grateful Gramma said...

The company is in Michigan. Although it seems a shame to use the pretty mat for this, I can see how it would come in handy under my cats' litter box. The Mega mat will be 4' x 6'.

Jinxy & Me said...

OopsMat is located in Bay City Michigan. I think this is a great idea!

cpullum said...

Awsome idea!
Where is Oops Mat's Company Located? Bay City MI

jaydonco1 said...

They are located in Bay City, Michagan. I can really use this!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

purango said...

The size of the Mega Oops Mat will be 4' x 6' garrettsambo@aol.com

Samantha P said...

they're located in Bay City, Michigan, what a great product!

carissaad said...

Located in Bay City, Michigan. They can be used for a quick changing station for your toddler, an indoor picnic, under the high chair to protect your floors from the little ones Oops' or several other uses. The Mega Mat will be 4' x 6'.

masonsgranny59 said...

The company is in Bay city Michigan.ty 4 the great contest!

Tammy said...

The company is located in Bay City Michigan - The Mega Mat will be 4' x 6' (hey that's bigger than me!!) - and you could use these great mats for changing pads, high chair mats, I could totally see it for use when my daughter is helping me bake (can you say flour all over the kitchen floor?) -- Thanks for the chance.

Tammy said...

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Bakersdozen said...

The company is located in Bay City, Michigan. The mat can be used as a quick changing station. The Mega Mat is 4' X 6'. Thanks for the giveaway!

vidomich@yahoo.com

Taryn said...

MI!

Sylvia P said...

their company is located in Bay City, Michigan.

this would be so great for my daughter's art projects!

bndraldy said...

OopsMat is located in Bay City, Michigan. The mat can be used as a quick changing station or on the floor for feeding time. The Mega Mat is 4' X 6'.

lilyk said...

Oops Mat's Company is located in Bay City, Michigan. I subscribed to your feed.

rosannepm said...

It al started in Bay City Michigan
rosans4@comcast.net

donna444444 said...

Bay City Michigan
to work on my garden
size 4x6
donna444444@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

they are in Bay City Michigan
diaper changes and gardening are some great ideas for using these.
wow and the mega mat is gonna be 4'x6'. This is a great tool in raising kids

crybergman@yahoo.com