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The Newest State Craft
The Newest State Craft helps you dream up your ideal place to live.
The Newest State Craft helps you dream up your ideal place to live.

In The Newest State Craft, you and your kids will invent a state that includes all your favorite things -- skiing, sailing, amusement park cities, and even towns that sell nothing but ice cream.

How to Make The Newest State Craft

What You'll Need:

  • Atlas or Map (for ideas)
  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored Pencils or Markers

Step One: In order to add the next state to the union, you need to invent it. Look through an atlas to find a state shape you want to copy.

Step Two: Draw the shape on a piece of paper, and make a map of your new state.

Step Three: Name the state and add geographical features. Draw mountains, lakes, shorelines, cities, and the state capitol.

Step Four: Color in your new state. Then draw the state flag, seal, and flower.

Step Five: Now create another state. This time make it as silly and illogical as possible. The state motto can be "We live to ski" or "Fast food kingdom." Think of city names to go with the state theme.

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