Salt dough maps are a classic homeschool project that have become a staple for us as we studied world history this year. They are a creative and hands-on way to explore geography, but they are also incredibly simple to make with things you already have at home!
You will need:
- A cardboard scrap for your map base. (I find that the flaps of a medium sized cardboard shipping box are just about the perfect size.)
- A traceable template of your country or continent (template linked below)
- A relief map to refer to when shaping and painting the dried dough
- 2 Cups of flour
- 1 Cup of salt
- 1 Cup of warm water
- Blue, green and tan paint
4.) Once your masterpiece is complete, the maps can be laid in a safe place to dry for 24-48 hours. If you want to speed up the process, you can place it on a cookie sheet inside an 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours.
5.) When the dough has hardened, you’re ready to paint! I like washable tempura paints for this part. When you are finished, use a black felt tip pen to label your map.
Once you try this you’ll want to make more! I hope you have found a little beauty to inspire and encourage you as you homeschool well today!
If you liked this, I’d love for you to share it on Facebook or Instagram, or save it to your Pinterest boards for later. You can read more homeschool project tutorials here.
Psssst. For more great posts like these, please consider signing up for my newsletter to get all of my posts delivered straight to your inbox. You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Bloglovin. I also invite you to join the conversation by logging in and commenting below!
You can also find more of my handcrafts and projects in the following books by Harper Collins: