|It comes in a tube to keep it safe.|
|The Scratch Map is wrapped in tissue paper to protect the scratch-able surface.|
|Problem solved, we used a toothpick to scratch the countries off. Since we just got this, it was fun for the kids to be able to go through and scratch all of the countries from last year too.|
|El gets her turn scratching.|
|All of the ones that have been scratched off so far are either blue or orange. The unscratched ones are gold (as you can see, this endeavor should keep us busy for a few years).|
Also, I'm sure you have been just dying to see what would be done for this months passport stamp. :) It was a toss up between a nice botanical, or something more political. But let's be honest, I'm not really much for politics and botanicals are lovely. So, it was decided. I would carve a simplified version of the national flower of Cuba, The White Mariposa, also known as Butterfly Jasmine.
|The drawing for transfer to the potato.|
|The final test run before stamping the passports.|
Next week is The Chinese New Year and it is also our final week before our end of the month Cuban Celebration. Check back and see what we're up to.