Three other moms and myself are starting a little mom preschool with our kids. It's just once a week, so you teach once a month, and pretty low key. As we were making assignments, I volunteered to make little floor mats for each kid. There's 2 boys and 2 girls, so each mat has the kid's first initial.
Since both boys' names start with "R", I put my little guy's middle initial on there too, since we call him RJ anyway.
I cut up an old fraying/ bleached bath towel for the back, and basically did the same thing as these dish drying mats, which is why I didn't take pictures to make a tutorial.
The only difference with these was adding the applique letters to the front before sewing the it to the towel backing.