Make a Rug Maze (or Car Tracks) with Electric Clippers

This cool diy rug transformation on MAKE: Projects is meant to be decorative, but we think parents will see the potential for making an area rug or carpet remnant into a cool landscape for kids to play on.

The maker here, Sean Michael Ragan, wanted to imitate a labyrinth design he'd seen on an expensive rug and, sure, your kids could play Minotaur and Theseus here, but we're imagining the Indy 500 or the Monte Carlo Rally. Or perhaps just scenic pastures and farmland.

You'll need thick pile rug or carpet, electric clippers and a few other basic supplies. See more photos and get the instructions at MAKE: Projects.

(Image: Sean Michael Ragan)

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