3D Salt Dough Maps

Have you ever made 3D salt dough maps? We are getting ready for our school’s International Week at our house, and I have volunteered to set-up tables for Ethiopia and Mexico, and also will contribute to the China table. This weekend we began to make some materials for our “touch tables.”

Make these impressive 3D Salt Dough Maps with your kids to learn about and explore geography and landforms in a tactile, hands-on project!
Photo Credit: Kid World Citizen

You might have seen 3D Salt Dough Maps before- they are made by mounting self-hardening dough onto cardboard, forming the mountains and other physical landforms, and then allowing it to dry so you can paint it. Kids (and adults!) learn just as much in the process- or more– than from the final product, and you end up with a beautiful, handmade display item that is just perfect for an International Week at school.

Read more and directions on Kid World Citizen.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter :Donna

I can’t believe I’ve lived this long and wasn’t aware of this technique *scratches head* THANK you! :D


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