Sunday, 15 June 2014

A felt world map

Can you spot the newest addition to our playroom? You can't really miss it!

I'm really pleased with how this map turned out. I didn't take any photos of the making process, but I used two sheets of foam core boards side by side (from Hobbycraft) which I covered in blue felt. I printed and cut out the continent shapes from this website, taped them to the coloured felt and cut them out. Positioning them took a long time and it's not perfect but it will do. I glued the continents on using craft glue. The supplies for this project cost about £16. Much better than the £95 for this map! 
It's attached to the wall with Command strips, which means we can take it down to use on the floor if needed.

I can see so many uses for this map! Finn already enjoys matching the continent puzzle map pieces to the continents on the felt map. As he is interested in animals, I can now show him where the animals live on the map and he likes placing them in their home continent. He is starting to recognise the shape of a few continents in books and on his continent boxes. His favourite is definitely Antarctica at the moment and he loves saying the name! I'm planning to take one object from each continent box for him to match to the continents on the map and keep a basket of them on his shelves.

I would love it if you shared any ideas for activities to do with a map like this!


  1. Oh my goodness Elsa, it looks amazing!!! You are so talented :) Nina

  2. I wouldn't say I'm talented, Nina, it's far from being perfect!

  3. Keep sharing! I feel so inspired.


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