How to Make World Map Cutouts

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How to Make World Map Cutouts
Hand-Drawn Map of the World (ULTRA.F/Photodisc/Getty Images)

"You've got the whole world in your hands." Soon these song lyrics could ring true. Printable templates of the world's continents can be used to make a world map. The world is made of seven continents and five oceans. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The oceans are the Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Pacific and Southern. The templates can be reproduced for use in a classroom.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Paper or card stock for printing
  • Scissors
  • Blue construction paper (optional)

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  1. 1

    Find a continent template on a site like ABCTeach or Enchanted Learning that suits your needs.

  2. 2

    Print each continent template.

  3. 3

    Cut out each continent. Discard the scrap paper.

  4. 4

    Arrange the continents on a piece of blue construction paper to create a world map.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use a globe or world map as a reference for correct positioning.

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