I love our aquadoodle mat, it gives Isaac's the opportunity to paint without the mess of paint. We started out painting on the mat on the floor and after awhile he realized that he should be painting at his art table. He was so cute attempting to carry it all to his table. I think he discovered that it was water and not paint when he tasted it. I'm hoping that's why he thought it was ok to paint the walls and every piece of furniture.