Seven years ago, to celebrate Columbus Day 2008, we made these “New World Maps.” This afternoon we decided it was time to make them again with the little ones, who were either too younger to remember or had not been born yet. Captain had saved his New World Map in his baby box and pulled it out to show his younger siblings before helping them with the craft. It was so nice to have help!
I originally found this craft at crafts.kaboose.com (which now redirects to Disney Inspired Crafts) but the link is no longer active so I going to share detailed directions along with our pictures today.
- Brown Paper Grocery Bag
- Water Color Paints: Blue, Brown, Green, White, Red (We tried a few different sets, but everyone ended up preferring the Prang 16 Classic Colors.)
- Black marker
- Lighter or Candle/Matches
Cut a rectangle from the side of the grocery bag that does not have seams.
Use a pencil to draw simple land designs on the front of your bag. Refer to photo or a world map for general idea.
Let your student paint the land on the left brown and the land on the right green.
Draw a dotted line from “Spain” to the lower left land mass. (Some of ended up drawing their dotted line south and some went a little more north.)
While we were busy painting, Ranger was creating some little ships out of LEGO and Twinkle Toes was baking Pumpkin Cupcakes to enjoy after dinner along with our annual Chocolate Caliente and Stargazing.