Creating an Edible Map

Suggested Grades



Students will create a map and examine the physical geography, borders, and/or cities/towns of an area.


  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups white corn syrup
  • Blue icing
  • Chocolate chips
  • M & Ms
  • any other edible material you want to use for landmarks
  • photocopies of map of area chosen to create Method
    • Distribute photocopies of maps.
    • Mix first five ingredients together, and distribute equal amounts of dough to each student. This will be the ‘base’ of their map.
    • Students decorate their map:
      • Blue icing– lakes, rivers, and oceans
      • Chocolate chips– mountains
      • M&Ms–cities and towns
    • Students compare and identify others’ maps.
    • Eat!