The play mat is finished AND Little Snicker seems to love it!
The robot has felt for his eyes and nose and a shiny dance costume lycra for his teeth. The lines for the teeth were made by sewing a very tight, wide zig zag stitch on my sewing machine:
His robot heart is made out of felt and has been stuffed with cellophane to make it noisy when Little Snicker leans on it!
His little robot hands are made out of corduroy which lift up. I have also stuffed then with a little bit of cellophane io make them noisy.
There are links held on by ribbon loops, which could be used to attach toys to the mat as well. Little Snicker just likes to hang on to them and shake them violently at this point:
And there is puffy material (I think you would see dressing gowns made out of this) with ribbon loops to pull at:
Here is a picture of the whole mat:
All up, it cost me around $15 to make. I may have been able to buy something for not too much more, but it was a really fun project and worth the cost.