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Patriotic Map

It’s back to school time and time to make learning even more fun. This is a great project for a classroom or for home. As you create each state, learn the capital and something unique about the state.


Ultra Thin Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
12" x 12" piece of thin cork
12" x 12" frame (no glass needed)
12" x 12" piece of paper
Various scraps of red, white and blue patterned paper
2 identical USA outline maps (printed on computer paper is fine)


Adhere 12" x 12" patterned paper on top of the 12" x 12" piece of cork with Ultra Thin Glue Dots.

Cut one of the outline Maps of the USA to show just the USA and Hawaii/Alaska (cut away any white/negative space that is "water").

Adhere the map cut out to the 12" x 12" patterned paper with Ultra Thin Glue Dots.

Cut up the individual states from the second map of the USA. Use these as templates to cut out the states from the patterned paper.

Adhere the patterned paper states over the outline map that is attached to the 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper.

Use Ultra Thin Glue Dots on the larger states and Mini Glue Dots on the smaller states.

Place finished map in frame.

Use push pins on map to mark locations where you've visited.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Glue Dots.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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