Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects,  multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.

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Franz Spohn demonstrates the art of map making.



Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Approximate time needed for project:
1 hour

Outside: Maps have been in use for centuries and are a visual guide to places unknown. The additional insets and decorations add more information as well as enhance the overall visual appeal.

Create a Map
Materials Needed:
Faber-Castell Metallic Color Pencils
Faber-Castell Eco Color Pencils
Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
Faber-Castell Connector Watercolor Paints
Canson® Calligraphy paper (is intended to be like parchment paper but marketed as calligraphy paper) or tracing paper

Make your own map to use in conjunction of riding bikes, playing capture the flag, etc.: backyard, neighborhood, buried pirate treasure


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