We are SO EXCITED about Saturday’s Treasure Map Playdate at aMuse Toys – Quarry Lake. We’ve banded together with aMuse, Classic Play, and A Childhood List to make this a yo-ho-hon good time. From 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, we’ll be building Baltimore’s BIGGEST treasure map, that will be permanently on display at aMuse Toys and photographed for possible publication in the new BIG Kids Magazine. We want to showcase all of the treasures Baltimore has to offer: it’s people, places and things/BIG ideas.

Which is where you come in. We want you to help us build it! We’d love for you to bring magazine cut-outs, drawings, paintings, tissue-paper collages (you name it!) of your favorite Baltimore icons. Don’t have time to do that before Saturday? That’s ok. Bring your ideas and we’ll supply the art materials.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

People: Elmo, Edgar Allen Poe, Hons, John Waters, Billie Holiday, Duff Goldman, YOU

Places: Baltimore Museum of Art, Constellation, National Aquarium, Port Discovery, The REGGIE, American Visionary Art Museum, National Pinball Museum, Fort McHenry, Inner Harbor, Maryland Zoo, Enoch Pratt Library, Your Favorite Restaurant, Babe Ruth’s Birthplace, Sports Legend Museum, Camden Yards, M&T; Bank Stadium, Myerhoff Symphony Hall, etc..

Things/Big Ideas: Berger Cookies, Flamingos, Blue Crabs, Robots, Utz Potato Chips, the Painted Ladies, Lacrosse, Constellation, the Os, the Ravens, etc.

Be sure to check out how the creative juices are flowing at Classic Play (they’ve already started creating icons to put on the treasure map!) and the top 10 places on A Childhood List’s Treasure Map for inspiration, too!

We’re not just getting crafty. We’ll also have a photobooth where you can snap a photo with John Waters’ mustache or a beehive hairdo. And door prizes throughout the two hour span. So drop by whenever you can!

Treasure Map Play Date
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: aMuse Toys – Quarry Lake
Cost: FREE!!
RSVP: Please RSVP through Facebook or send us an email. Not required, but it helps us plan!
Bring:  Pictures/quotes/drawings/paintings/magazine cut-outs/small 3-D models made out of cardboard of your favorite Baltimore places