You inspire me to... make a map

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The artist Salima Hashmi has drawn a map showing somewhere that is important to her, the Indian subcontinent. She has drawn pictures on the map of places that are special to her. - click on the instructions to see the image!


She has also written text in three different languages which are connected to this part of the world.


You can make a map of places that are special to you.

What do I need?

  • A Large piece of paper
  • Pencil or a black pen -
  • Crayons or coloured pencils
  • Any small objects that are special to you (to draw round)
  • A teabag (soaked in cold water)

What am I doing?

  • Rub a cold soaked tea bag over your paper. Don’t press too hard or the bag could burst! When the paper has dried, carefully tear the edges a bit to make it look like an old map.
  • Think about places that are special to you.
  • Draw them onto your map with your pencil. You could add buildings, trees, roads, paths, rivers anywhere that is important to you. You can label the places in different languages if you like.
  • If you have any objects that are special or that you have collected you could draw round these on your map. These could be natural things like pebbles, feathers or flowers.
  • Use the crayons or coloured pencils to add colour.

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