New Uses for Old Maps

Don’t throw out old maps, give them new lease of life.

Colourful book covers

Placemats: Glue on to poster board or coloured cardboard a little larger than the map. This will leave a coloured border on the map side, and a plain reverse side. Cover the map side with clear contact paper.

Decoupage on trays, cans, wooden boxes, etc

Collage: Paste map on thin cardboard along with other objects from the map region. Personalise by circling meaningful areas with broad markers.

These activities and many more are taught and demonstrated by Jules Simmons is an environmental artist based in West Sussex.  She designs and creates lots of environmental art and recycling displays using non-traditional art materials creatively. Find out more about her work.