Eureka! It's Gold!

Eureka! It's Gold! craft

Yippee! There’s gold in the hills somewhere! Make a pretend map so you can find the treasures.

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    Life during the California Gold Rush must have been tough. Miners endured lots of hardships and lawlessness. The excitement of panning for gold---and the possibility of striking it rich---must have made up for difficulties the 49ers faced.

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    Imagine you’re a prospector following a hand-drawn map of uncharted territory. You’re hoping that it will lead you to a stream of gold flakes. Here’s one way to draw a treasure map of Western terrain.

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    On a recycled file folder or paper grocery bag, plot out the imaginary routes and landmarks with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. They really erase, so you can always change your mind and correct mistakes.

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    Fill in trails and any roads with Crayola Multicultural Markers. Their natural colors are just right for rugged terrain.

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    Add details with Crayola Twistables. Try making signposts, mountains, and streams to help explorers know where to go.

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    To make your map look like it’s really been used, tear the edges. Crumple up the map to give it a wrinkled look. You’re ready to strike out for gold!