Thursday, May 30, 2013

Treasure Map {Summer Activity}

This summer I am going to try to do more and more crafts with my kids.  I love creating and I want them to love it too!  Luckily there are so many great ideas out there that I really don't have an excuse for not doing it.  Jo-Ann's has a spring catalog that has 72 great summer crafts, with detailed instructions and product lists so you can start creating with your kids.  
Treasure Map

When I looked around, I loved the idea of making a treasure map.  And I knew that my kids would love it too!
This is how I made it:
I bought these supplies at Jo-Ann's and then used what I had on hand.  
Treasure Map (1)
I cut the cork roll into a smaller size and then ripped the edges and inked them to give it a more worn look.  
Treasure Map (2)
Using my Cricut, I cut out some shapes out of card stock.
Treasure Map (3)
I glued all the pieces onto the cork using a glue gun.  This is a nice map of my house :).
Treasure Map (4)

To give it a little more dimension, I used white 3D paint.  Treasure Map (5)
I drew on with a sharpie to lead to the X.
Treasure Map (7)

Treasure Map (8)
I rolled it up and then tied it with ribbon.  
Treasure Map (14)
I couldn't have a treasure map with buried treasure, so I took an old container and covered it with skull duct tape.  
And of course you can't have a treasure map without a treasure hunt!!  So I sent the kids on their way to look for buried treasure.  I even buried the treasure :)
Here's what Jo-Ann's map looks like and then mine.  

I made this treasure map but I plan on having another crafting day where the kids make the maps and we go on treasure hunts based off of their maps. 

Right now if you sign up here, you can get a 20% off coupon for Jo-Ann.  Use the coupon and  start creating and getting crafty with your kids!

Disclosure: I was given supplies to make this craft from Jo-Ann fabric and craft stores.  All opinions and content are 100% my own.  


anastasia anezinis said...

Amazing idea for a kids!!!

Jenni Jex said...

GOing to make one right now with my huge stash of felt. My girls love scavenger hunts!!!