It is quick and easy to make regular computer paper look old.
Want to transform a map into an old pirate map or make a printable treasure hunt look truly piratey?
Let me show you how.
Step 1: Print your paper (we have lots of awesome treasure hunts for kids that would be perfect for this)! Sign up below to get our 5 Free Printable Treasure Hunt Clues to solve:
Step 2: Set oven temp to 200 degrees (or as low as your oven will go)
Step 3: Crumble paper and tear edges
Step 4: Lay flat on a baking sheet with edges
Step 5: Pour warm coffee over the paper and let it sit for 3 minutes (too much longer and the coffee with fade the ink)
Step 6: Dump out the coffee from the baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel
Step 7: Put into the oven for 8 minutes (or until dry)!
Your paper will look and feel old when it is done.
Voila! Old paper!
Looking for fun at-home activities to inspire curiosity in kids?
Or our Themed Printable Treasure Hunts: