Scratch Map for Travellers!




About: Maker. Love to create.

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! :)

Travel Contest 2017

Runner Up in the
Travel Contest 2017



    • Classroom Science Contest

      Classroom Science Contest
    • Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest

      Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest
    • Colors of the Rainbow Contest

      Colors of the Rainbow Contest

    6 Discussions


    1 year ago

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

    3 replies

    Reply 1 year ago

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


    Reply 1 year ago

    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