These fantastic maps are not only fun to make, but they are a great way to learn about your state or country’s terrain. This would be a great activity to teach children about the physical properties of land, as well as how to read a physical map
Paper Mache Recipe
Paint (blue, green, brown, white)
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Art Project Tutorial:
Find a good picture of a Physical Map. Draw the outline of the state or country you'll be making.
Find some old magazines and tear out some of the colors you'll use for the map. (Substitute bright colors for extra fun!)
Set up a glue station for children to dip their brushes
Tear up different colors of the magazines and place them in the right places on the map. Using different hues of a color and layering really make the map look more realistic.
Find the letters to make a title for your map, or even add a map key at the bottom.