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Se7en Make Road Maps…

August 19th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Some of us have places to go and things to do:


So we made a road map…

We have had some rainy afternoons and we have had some free time… and a large piece of paper.

We added some paper scraps and magazines and glue sticks and scissors…

And a heap of concentrated effort…

We added some roads…

And some street markings…

Then some houses and homes…

And a frenzy of crayons…

And before we knew it… we were good to go…

With heaps of detail…

And tree lined avenues…

Anywhere, anytime!!!



Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christine // Aug 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Ooooh, we did this once! It was right after a move, and all I had was crayons, packing paper (like what you showed), and brown grocery bags. We moved right at someone’s birthday and they had gotten a package of cars. We didn’t have a lick of furniture, and massive amounts of packing paper, so it kind of took over our living space. 😉
    Christine´s last blog post ..“Hillbilly Hotel”

  • 2 Cheryl // Aug 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    What a great rainy day activity. They have put so much detail into it. I love that Hood 4 and Hood 5 were as well dressed as usual, even as they acted as town planners.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Making the most…

  • 3 se7en // Aug 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Oh Cheryl, How often do our comments cross paths in the air!!! Your summer garden looks beautiful… I can’t wait for a bit more warmth and sunshine!!! We had a lot of fun town planning, I think we may make one or two and post them off to friends that are traveling… there will be no parting of my daughter away from thins one!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Oh Christine!!! Isn’t packing paper the best!!! I have a great project planned with our school book paper but it is really messy and I need to take a bit of a leap of bravery before I do it!!! Your renovations look just a little intense… I remember living with beach sand blasting through our kitchen for weeks, we would put masking tape around the door to the rest of the house every night – great security!!! – and then it was over and we were living in it. Hang in there it will end and before you know it the “Hillbilly Hotel” will be up and running and you will be far too busy changing sheets for school co-ops!!! On that merry note, have a fun weekend!!!

  • 5 Christine // Aug 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm


    How ’bout we make a plan and I’ll open a B & B for you!
    Christine´s last blog post ..Days 5 & 6 of kitchen demo

  • 6 creativejewishmom/sara // Aug 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Love it! And as usual am so impressed by the fact that your kids have the patience to create and create together, truly fantastic and a testimony to the fact that you’re really doing an amazing job! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Classic Parachute Birthday Party Favor Fun

  • 7 maggy, red ted art // Aug 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Once again: totally beautiful and wonderful! I love how everyone helped out and created just a colourful road to play on. LOVE!

    (as always, thank you for joining in at Kids Get Crafty!)

  • 8 se7en // Aug 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Hi Sara, Thank you, so glad you liked their work!!! I love your link up it is always packed with fabulous crafts!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 9 se7en // Aug 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Maggy, So good to hear from you!!! My guys had such fun making their map!!! Saved us from another rainy day!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 10 Dianne // Aug 27, 2011 at 1:22 am

    What a fun idea for all the kids to get involved in. It looks like a fun few hours were spent. We’ll be doing this on our next rainy day.
    Dianne´s last blog post ..Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

  • 11 se7en // Aug 27, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Hi Dianne, It was indeed great rainy day material!!! We are actually going to make a couple as gifts to send overseas to friends… they fold flat enough to put in an envelope!!! And they aren’t so precious that they can’t fold up. Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 12 Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    how fun – love how everyone got to help make it and the end result was fabulous! I can just imagine how fun it is to play with especially since they made it themselves.

    Would love for you to stop by and share your fun on the Sunday Showcase (open thru Thurs.)


  • 13 se7en // Aug 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the invite Bern, I will be sure to pop over!!! Glad you liked our map, and hope you have a great day!!!

  • 14 lea rahav // Jan 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm


  • 15 se7en // Jan 29, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Thank you Lea, Glad you liked it!!! Have a nice day!!!

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