Material for a United States Cork Board
- cork board from Good Will ($2.99)
- Dremel – the fun, hand held power tool that cuts through everything
How To Make a Travel Map
Also be prepared to leave your perfectionist ways at home. You will drive yourself mad trying to make the outlines of the states perfect.
Step 1 – Draw the outlines of the United States
I attempted to print out a template…but in the end, I traced the outside edge, and filled it in by hand. I recently found THIS template at Design Sponge. There are actually 6 templates that you tape together…I think it would be very helpful 🙂 p.s. erasing is not good… see south Texas.
Step 2 – Use the sharpie to make a dark outline
Step 3 – Cut
Use the Dremel to cut the outline of the United States out of the cork board.
Comments & Reviews
What size does this end up being?
Jamie Dorobek says
It totally depends on the size of your cork board! Mine is 24 inches by 18 inches!
Stephanie S. says
Love this! I ordered a dremel off amazon to do this but I am unsure as to what attachment/bit you used to cut out the map. Please help!
This is fantastic!!! What kind of bit did you use for the Dremel?
Such a great idea to teach geography! Just pinned it. 🙂