Scratch Map for Travellers!





Introduction: Scratch Map for Travellers!

Travel Contest 2017

Runner Up in the
Travel Contest 2017

Hello friends! Today I am going to show you how to make a scratch map for travellers.

The materials we need are:

  • 1 A3 World Map
  • Transparent auto-adhesive paper (contact paper)
  • 1 Birthday candle
  • Dishwasher
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush

Step 1: The Map

The first thing we are going to do is download and print the map...

Step 2: The Contact Paper

Then we will paste the transparent contact paper on the map ensuring that there are no air bubbles (we can help with a ruler)

Step 3: The Birthday Candle

Then we will pass the candle over the whole continental part of the map

Step 4: Let´s Paint!

Then proceed to mix 2 parts of acrylic paint (the color is optional) with a part of dishwasher on all the countries, avoiding to paint the white outline between them. Then let dry to apply another coat of paint later.

Step 5: Scratch Your Map!

Our scratch map is ready!! Just get a coin to scratch the countries we have visited! And if you do not like traveling this can be an amazing gift for your traveling friends! I hope you liked it!

If they wish they can add a pin with notes or photos with the best memories of each country!

Thank you for your vote! :)



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I think you should try this idea on country map with complete cities on it...!!!

Hey, I thought the same idea :-)
I think I'm gonna make it! Thanks for the instructable ;-)

Well, I had high
hopes of winning a good prize in the travel contest but I did not get
it :( but anyway I have fun doing this project! And I recommend you do
it, and of course show me your map too! Regards from Argentina

Good idea, although you should scratch states instead of cities