Make a 3D Map of Ireland

What you will need  

  • Cardboard e.g. pizza box or cereal box (glue 2 pieces together to make thicker)
  • Pencil
  • Newspaper
  • Blue/white/brown/green paint
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Tissue
  • Toothpick & card or paper for flags

How to make it

1) Draw the outline of Ireland onto your cardboard.  It doesn't have to be perfect. 

2) Put glue on a section of the map, then stick crumpled newspaper down and glue over it again. Continue until you have covered the island in newspaper. 

3) Start building up your mountains with newspaper. Do the same as before - glue, then stick, then glue.

4) Glue pieces of torn up tissue paper all over the map to smooth it out.

5) When your map is dry, paint the land green. Paint the mountain brown with white at the peaks.

6) Paint the sea dark blue fading to light blue around the coast. 

7) Next, get a little toothpick and make a flag with a mountain name on it. Place your flag on top and you've conquered it. 

8) When you're confident with making the mountains, move onto painting in the rivers and any other details you would like to add.

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How well do you know Ireland?

1) What is the longest river in Ireland? 

2) Can you name the six counties of Northern Ireland? Hint: FAT DAD

3) In which province is Waterford?

4) What is the name of the highest mountain in Ireland?

5) What river is the city of Cork built on?

6) What is the largest county in Ireland?

7) What is the smallest county in Ireland?

8) What county has the abbreviation LM on their number plates?

9) In what county are the Cliffs of Moher?

10) What sea is between Ireland and Great Britain?

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Answers: 1) The Shannon 2) Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Derry, Armagh & Down 3) Munster 4) Carrauntoohil 5) Lee 6) County Cork 7) County Louth, 8) Leitrim 9) Clare 10) The Irish Sea.