Paper Plate Country Maps

Create an engaging wall display for a Geography lesson with these useful paper plate maps

Skill Level


Time to Make

35 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Decide how many country maps you want to make and select the correct number of plates. Then, print out the individual country maps using a computer and printer.
  2. Cut out the maps carefully – some of the countries might be a little bit fiddly so using smaller scissors might help, especially if children are cutting out the country themselves.
  3. Glue the country into the centre of a paper plate. Colour using felt tip pens if necessary.
  4. Spell out the name of the country in an arch across the ridged curve of the plate using self-adhesive letters. To finish, ask children to write out facts about the country on the plate – such as population size or land mass. You can also add a ribbon or string loop to the back for hanging.

Top Tip

Make sure the maps are sized correctly on an A4 piece of paper before printing them out – if they’re too big they won’t fit the inner section of the plate.

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