Family travel blogger Jessica Bowers (suitcasesandsippycups.com) made a chalkboard-fabric map so that her kids could chart their progress on long road trips. "It's so versatile," she explains. "It rolls up very nicely but can easily be unrolled to explore geography whenever we want." The states are drawn using a jigsaw puzzle for a template.
To make one, you will need:
Originally published in the April 2013 issue of FamilyFun.