Sponsored: MessMatz for Worry-free Creativity (Giveaway)

BY  |  Monday, Aug 26, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (5)

MessMatz WINNER: Congratulations to rajmahall!

Creativity can be messy. Play-Doh in the carpet, dried paint on the table, markers on the floor… Have you ever said ‘no’ to a project simply because you worried about the mess? MessMatz is the perfect solution for worry-free creativity.

MessMatz is a non-toxic, food-grade, silicone mat with a perimeter lip for containing any mess or spill, while protecting your surfaces. Kids want to paint? Simply grab your MessMatz from the pantry and unroll it onto any surface. No more tedious laying out newspapers that just get soggy and soak through. MessMatz is easy to clean and rolls away for convenient storage.


MessMatz can be used by any age and for any type of mess—it’s also great for use under a pet’s dishes!

MessMatzMessMatz received awards from the Parent’s Review Center and is currently a Red Tricycle Finalist and was created by a mom— Erica Wolf Turzak. Erica grew up in Montclair, NJ, graduated from MKA, and lived here for over 30 years. She now lives in California with her husband and 5 year old daughter Dylan.

MessMatz is offering 10% off to Barista Kids readers—just use  the code BARISTA at checkout—and one lucky reader will win a MessMatz! To enter, tell us why you want a MessMatz in comments. Is you child a big Play-Doh fan? Does she love to fingerpaint? Is he crazy about Moon Sand?

Contest starts Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8 am EST and ends Friday, August 30, 2013 at 9 pm EST. One person who leaves a comment by August 30, 2013 at 9 pm EST will be chosen at random to receive a MessMatz.

messmatzYou MUST leave a comment here to be entered and you may only comment once to get an entry, but if you want another entry and up your chances of winning, here are a couple of ways:

  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Make sure to include @baristakids AND @MessMatz in your tweet.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter here and send us a message telling us you did with your email address.

Good luck!


  1. POSTED BY nycmontclair  |  August 26, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    This would be great for my son for everything from coloring with markers to paints and even crayons. Clever idea.

  2. POSTED BY ssil  |  August 27, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Our sons love to be creative but I’m always steering them to other things since it’s so messy. This is the ideal solution!

  3. POSTED BY rajmahall  |  August 27, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    My creative and messy niece and nephews would really benefit from this product. I think their mothers will appreciate it more, especially when they are working with crafts or playing with clay. This would be an ideal product to help my nephews keep their toy cars from rolling off the table while protecting the wood finish of the table. Great product!

  4. POSTED BY pamplemousse  |  September 01, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I have two messy, art-loving kids and am always scrambling to find newspaper for their projects. This would get heavy use in our household!

  5. POSTED BY worksofanselm  |  September 02, 2013 @ 3:45 am

    This would be the perfect addition to our playtime – which usually involves lots of Play-Doh, finger paints, and markers!

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