How To: Make Map Collages

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Do you have old maps piling up? Perhaps they're outdated or maybe you're just not planning a return trip to Sawtooth National Forest anytime soon. Why not recycle them into artwork and let your kids make map collages?

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Ask kids to find and trace shapes and patterns in the rivers, roads and borders of maps; cut them out (or older kids can cut their own); let kids paint or color them (or not if they prefer) and assemble them into collages. Voila!

We saw this project on Whipup where you can also find a link to more photos.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.