Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Creating cut-paper maps with illustrator Christian Robinson

Watch more with these video collections:

Create a cut paper map with award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. In this episode of Making Space, Robinson demonstrates how and why making a map can help us find our way.

Doubt, uncertainty, and feeling lost can be constant companions on the road to creativity. On today’s Making Space, let’s make a map that reminds us that it’s okay to feel lost sometimes, and encourages us to keep going and ask for help when we need it.

Robinson is also giving away a copy of a book that he illustrated, the one that inspired this video: Just in Case You Want to Fly by author Julie Fogliano. Comment on his Instagram post (not the video) while that contest is open.

Christian Robinson
Map making
Previously on TKSST: Exploring moods and creating rain-themed stamp art with Christian Robinson.

Then watch these related videos:
• Helen Ahpornsiri’s intricate pressed fern illustrations
• Making art with everyday objects: Christoph Niemann
• Hand cutting an intricate paper leaf stencil
• easy paper card pop-up tutorials for kids
•  Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Bonus: More videos about maps and books.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Totoro & Catbus pancake art by Random Breakfasts

Rion Nakaya

How to make a simple origami triangle bookmark

Rion Nakaya

How to Draw a 3D City: Line Paper Anamorphic Drawing

Rion Nakaya

LEGO Artist Ekow Nimako’s All Black LEGO Sculptures

Rion Nakaya

The Secret World of Stuff

Rion Nakaya

An animated map of the bedrock beneath Antarctica’s ice sheet

Rion Nakaya

The Pangaea Pop-up

Rion Nakaya

The 550,000 miles of undersea cables that power the internet

Rion Nakaya

A time lapse of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 797

Rion Nakaya