Making Model Map’s – Half Term crafty fun at the Museum

For a half term activity we decided to go to the local museum’s craft morning.  The theme took inspiration from one of their current exhibitions “The Making of a Modern City” which shows the plans, documents and photos of the rebuilding of the City Centre following the heavy bombing it suffered during World War II to show how it became the city it is today.

In one of the galleries, lots of tables were set out with a huge road map of the city centre  laid out on a centre table and the idea was for each child to make a building to place on the map.  It could be of any design and as creative as the child wanted.  My two sat down and started drawing and were really excited of the thought of making something that they could stick on the big map.

map1Mister B was very proud of his creative masterpiece while Miss M went into deep concentration as she set out to replicate the museum in a modern colourful design.

map2Miss M was so pleased with her finished interpretation of the museum and couldn’t wait to stick it onto the central map.  There were lots of wonderful designs on the map by all the children, some in 3D, some of replica buildings of the city and others just purely imaginative.


What a lovely way for children to be creative and bring their designs together.  The map will be displayed in the central foyer of the museum for the rest of this week and over the weekend for visitors to enjoy.  It’s so nice for the children to have their work displayed alongside all the other displays, exhibitions and artwork that is in the museum – it gives them a real sense of pride.

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  1. anna says:

    thats a really nice idea. the map looks great!

  2. Iona says:

    That looks like such a great idea and loads of fun too! I have a little girl who would have enjoyed that very much.

  3. Miss M is great at her drawing! So beautiful. Well done to her.

  4. Mummy of Two says:

    What a great idea – looks like your children had a great time too!

  5. Kel says:

    That looks like a lot of fun! Such a good idea too!

  6. Spicers1976 says:

    Looks like they were having a great time

  7. LauraCYMFT says:

    What a fun day out! Amazing the things you can find in the simpliest of places.

  8. Such a great idea, I love maps, looks like the kids had a great time.

  9. We love our local museum, they are such a valuable resource for this kind of thing. We try to visit the one in our town, and those in Manchester, as often as we can.

  10. The map looks fantastic and your children’s building is lovely! I wish I could get my boys interested in drawing and colouring!

  11. Kate P says:

    A great idea – love the look of the 3D maps too – a great excuse for model making!

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