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Map-Envelope Book | Easy Crafts for Kids

Map-Envelope Book

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

These homemade map envelopes will hold your souvenirs and remind you of where you've been (as well as how you got there). Gather several and bind them into a book of travel mementos.


  • Envelope template
  • 1 large map or several smaller ones
  • Glue stick
  • Small hole punch (we used 1/8-inch)
  • Paper fasteners


Map-Envelope Book - Step 1

1. Use the template to cut envelope shapes from the map (our book is made from three envelopes). To assemble each envelope, fold in flaps a and b, overlapping them. Glue them together, then fold over flap c and glue it down.

2. To bind the book, stack the envelopes and punch two holes through the sealed ends, 2-1/2 inches apart and 1/2 inch from the edge. Use the paper fasteners to hold the stack together. Secure each envelope by folding over its open end, punching a hole through it, and closing with a paper fastener.