Need large map for DS's bedroom - ideally one that we can stick pins in or magnets on.

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We are at present decorating the kids bedrooms and DS is next - his rooom is magnolia - as is everything in the damn house - and we are thinking of painting it blue - well we are fighting against him wanting two walls green and two blue but anyway...

Every year DH takes DS on a trip (DD is away with her father so no being left out) and they go to different cities across Europe - Planes, Trains, Boats etc.. well this means that DS is obsessed with maps and tracking where he has been - so thought maybe a map on/in which he could put pins or magnets to track where he has been - ideally I would do it with pins and wool/string to tarck each individual trip (OCD Alert) - so need some ideas of what sort of map in terms of being able to actually tarck his trips.

Not a wallpaper though as he has plenty of room but fitted cupboards and not a whole wall to use up IYKWIM.

Many thanks.

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 25-Nov-12 15:26:03

World (or Europe) map from Stanfords. here

Use wallpaper paste to stick it to a roll of cork backing (or cork tiles).

No idea if this would work, but it's what I would do!

notjustamummythankyou Sun 25-Nov-12 18:13:02

How about this?

It's a giant world map noticeboard which is also magnet. Any good?

notjustamummythankyou Sun 25-Nov-12 18:16:16

Oh. Oops. I just noticed the price...

As you were. smile

Another idea - you can get magnetic paint like [[http://www.magneticpaintshop.co.uk/ this]. You could perhaps get a piece of MDF, paint it with magnetic paint, and then stick a world map on top? Would probably have to test it first, to see if the paint is still magnetic with paper on top ...

notjustamummythankyou Sun 25-Nov-12 18:17:05

Sorry, magnetic paint link here.

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Sun 25-Nov-12 18:19:25

Notonthehighstreet have some awesome personalise-able maps, including on with gold foil that you can scratch off to reveal different coloured countries underneath. Hang on, will try to find a few links.

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Sun 25-Nov-12 18:21:18
OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Sun 25-Nov-12 18:22:22

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/luckies/product/scratch-map-poster?utf8=✓&term=Maps&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=go

Gold foil scratch off, £18

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Sun 25-Nov-12 18:22:36
notjustamummythankyou Sun 25-Nov-12 18:22:59

Great minds and all that, overly! My link was for Notonthehighstreet too. Love that website.

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Sun 25-Nov-12 18:24:38

The cork board one sounds like it would fit the bill, actually.

Notjust, I know - great site. Love it!

CajaDeLaMemoria Sun 25-Nov-12 18:24:54

John Lewis sell the scratch off sets. They are practically the same, although not hand made, and cost £15. My OH has is holidays mapped out on ours in the study, he loves it.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 25-Nov-12 18:28:22

Have you looked at Future Mapping Company ? they have an option to magnetise.

I've got a non-magnetty map of theirs, and love it.

Sallythedog Sun 25-Nov-12 21:31:56

The Stanford's map is brilliant, because it's in, I think, 8 pieces, you can have the centre of your map coinciding with the centre of your universe, so could be Europe/UK or US or antipodes. It's easy to apply, but do double check dimensions, and endlessly fascinating.

Sallythedog Sun 25-Nov-12 21:32:10

The Stanford's map is brilliant, because it's in, I think, 8 pieces, you can have the centre of your map coinciding with the centre of your universe, so could be Europe/UK or US or antipodes. It's easy to apply, but do double check dimensions, and endlessly fascinating.

Thanks guys - think the Stanfords map is a bit large and we wouldn;t get the full benefit of it.

We have the scratch off one already and he loves it!

The Future Mapping Company one is fabthough - fits the bill exactley - I may get 2 in different colours - one to track his journeys and one to use as a noticeoard.

Thank you so much - I knew you ladies would have stuff up your sleeve.

MC X

sassytheFIRST Mon 26-Nov-12 06:39:17

Ikea have a world map poster.

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