I am proud to present this guide to make a very close replica of the Marauder's Map like you would find at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The only differences I'm aware of are the size (it's smaller) and the type of paper used.
If you want to make a full size Marauder's Map, check out my other instructable here:
I downloaded the templates from littlefallingstar on deviantart and modified them to fit properly on 8.5x11 paper, removed repeated parts of the template, and removed littlefallingstar's watermark because I didn't see the point in using ink to print it in the margin of the paper that's just going to be cut and thrown out anyway. All credit for uploading the original scans goes to littlefallingstar.
You will need to download the templates I've provided and extract them to your computer before you continue.
For 8.5 x 11 inch paper, download marauders_map.zip. For A4 size paper, download a4_marauders_map.zip.
Also, make sure you have:
Once you've gathered these materials, solemnly swear that you're up to no good and continue to the next step!
First, print out the templates. Use the marauders_back.jpg for the back of each page you print out. I printed 6 copies of the marauders_back file and then flipped them over, fed them back into the printer, and printed all the other files.
Using your x-acto knife or scissors, cut out all parts of the template.
You will have a lot of paper scraps left over, which you can safely recycle.