Wednesday, 1 June 2011

X Marks the Spot

Littletree is making a treasure map. I’m not entirely sure what the treasure is, but apparently the map will lead the way. And apparently the map will be rolled up and stuck in an old bottle which will be thrown out to sea. Or maybe just left somewhere one of her friends is bound to find it.

I’m not even sure where she got the idea, but the recipe was pretty clear.

Brew a cup of tea


Use the tea bag to colour a sheet of paper so it looks old while mama enjoys drinking the tea (this works best if mama has some cookies to go with the tea)


Leave the paper to dry in the sun. Once it’s completely dry, paint a map onto it. Add details to taste, such as islands, water, trees, paths represented by dotted lines, etc.


Let it sit a few hours while mama goes out to buy a lighter for the next step. Use the lighter to carefully singe the edges of the paper.


One authentic pirate’s treasure map!



Maybe the map will lead us home – we’re leaving Phuket tomorrow; who knows where we’ll end up!


  1. Arrrr, matey! Have a safe trip and may you find many treasures along the way!

  2. That is one awesome map! Have a safe trip home. Hugs xoxo

  3. That's a great map - very 'famous five'!! Hope you have a safe trip home :-)

  4. Awesome map LT!
    Hopefully the map will lead you home :)

  5. thanks everyone :) we did indeed make it home safe!


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