Hi there CK blog pals, Mou Saha here. Can’t believe October’s almost over and Halloween is here already! What are you and your kids going as this year? Mine are considering characters from Harry Potter ever since my daughter read the series over the summer. Between Halloween and school performances, we have ended up with quite a few costumes which provide endless hours of imaginative play for my kids such as acting as pirates, developing the pirattitude (which simply means the attitude typical of pirates) and of course, looking for treasure!
You can create your own realistic treasure map if you follow these directions. Such maps usually are made of animal skins. I created my version of animal skin by spraying kraft cardstock with water, crumpling it and flattening it back again. To create the aged and tattered look, I tore around the paper, applied distress ink, poked holes and tore to make the holes bigger and rubbed pigment stick along the torn edges for a burnt look. Finally, I drew details on the map with a brown pen to make it appear faded.
Have fun looking for treasure with a pirate map!