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The Odd Thing I Added To My Playroom That Has Been A Big Hit

A few weeks ago I was browsing for furniture on social media Marketplace and very randomly came across this item.

And I was instantly attracted to it.  At the time, I had no idea how I was going to use it, but something just made me reach out to the seller and tell them I was on my way.  

I didn't want to risk not someone getting there first.

So I hopped in my car, cash in hand, and literally snatched it up before my more rational brain could stop me.

What was this unusual item? 

It was two rolls of....wait for it....

FAKE GRASS!

Yep, two very long rolls of fake grass.  Like 16 feet each, I think. 

Once I got it home, I had second thoughts.

Can I even cut this? Can I glue it together? What if they kids pick at it? What if it gets paint on it?  Will the kids even like it?  What will people think when they come over?

So, of course, I consulted my personal design guru (aka Pinterest) for confirmation that I was not, in fact, totally crazy.  

Low and behold, there were DOZENS of posts showing fake grass in play rooms, classrooms and even offices.  Not only was I not crazy... I was behind the curve.

The idea of "bringing the outside in" turned out to be a wonderful addition to our indoor play space. 

The kids thought it was super cool.  

It beckons for you to take off your shoes and just walk on it. 

It is super soft!! 

And it turns out, easy to cut to fit your space (and although we didn't need to, you can in fact, put pieces together).  You can even hose it off to clean.  And honestly, I could care less if it gets paint on it. 

Now that it is done, all of my worries about it have gone away.   

I was so excited about it that I just wanted to share it quickly and see what you thought.

And please tell me, what's the weirdest thing you have in your play room? 

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About the Author Jen Taylor

Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT is an experienced child and family therapist and public speaker who specializes in trauma, ADHD, and conduct problems. Discover more about her diverse clinical background and family. Reach out to Jennifer with questions or comments by emailing at info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com

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