Thursday, August 6, 2009

Making Maps

Mitchell is my dress ups man. Every morning when he wakes up he has a plan for who he is going to be that day and what exactly he needs to wear to be that. Well, yesterday he woke up and he was a pirate. Then we watched a pirate movie, Muppet Treasure Island. While we were watching he wished he could have his friend cole's treasure map...that got me thinking. Why don't we do a beat the boredom kind of project and make treasure maps.
It worked....i looked around a little bit to get some ideas and then we got to work. Take a paper bag(cut it so it is the part with no writing) and tear off the edges to make it look aged, and then crumple it, crumple it and crumple it some more. Then start making your map with as little or as much detail as you like.
Once it is crumpled good and written on, make sure you use a sharpie so it does not bleed off when you get to the water part...now get it wet and crumple it more. Be careful not to tear it. The water ages it. Now let it dry and then roll it up and go on a treasure hunt! Sorry the pictures are out of order....it is way too late to be blogging!!!
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4 comments:

Colleen said...

Cool! Aren't you all creative and wonderful! Love ya, sis.

Kate said...

cute idea!!

angela said...

Great maps! That's a good thing for keeping little hands busy.

Grammie/Mom said...

How clever you are!

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