Fun With Maps

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Maps are a practical, hands on way to explore geography. Have fun with maps, whether you are exploring new land, following directions, finding treasure, navigating or just pinpointing a specific location.

Salt Dough Maps

Salt Dough Maps are an easy and inexpensive to make.

RECIPE

This is the basic recipe, however, we normally make at least 2 to 3 times this amount, to make sure we have enough, depending on what we are making, so take that into account.

Also, if you like, you can add food colouring to the dough, and make a few separate batches for land, water, landmarks or whatever else you may want to add.

1 cup salt
1 cup plain flour
water

Basically, mix equal parts of salt and flour, and keep adding small amounts of water until you have a good consistency.

Using a suitable map of whatever you are going to make, outline the map on a piece of cardboard. We placed the map underneath some wax paper, traced it onto the wax paper and then put that onto a piece of hard board or cardboard..

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After you have the basic shape of the country you are making, you can start adding landmarks and rivers.

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When you are satisfied, leave it to dry for at least 24 to 48 hours.

When it is dry, paint it.

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Once it is dry, add any finer details with marker pens.

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