My daughter helped tape a square in the middle to paint. She picked out the color and I let her have at it! Any type of stencils can be used for this or you can freehand everything. My oldest kids made their hand prints and my baby made her footprints! After the mat is painted, let it completely dry (maybe 24 hours or less), then seal it with a coat of polyurethane!
Another friend (Scarlett) made this one for her kitchen as well!
This is so much fun to do and so easy! I can't wait to paint some more!