I already had a rolled up, laminated, and colorful US map collecting dust in a closet. I didn't throw it out years ago because I knew I would use it as a teaching tool when I had my own kids. Forward several years, and this map is going in Drew's room, behind his door, at eye level so he can look and learn and touch.
I measured the map and went on a hunt for a large, inexpensive frame. I found one at Goodwill for $3. Isn't she just the ugliest??!!!
Of course, I removed the lovely underwater sea poster and spray painted the frame in a peacock blue that I already had in my stash.
Because I actually wanted this to be functional and accessible to my son, I hung it low and behind his door since it takes up a lot of space.
He has TX, IL, and SC down! Only 47 more to go!