See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Download the PDF for the 3D Carousel Project Pattern. You will use the large circle and small square pegboards for your project. If you’re using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place all the beads for the design.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Glue the three layers of the top together as shown. Stand the finial up, then glue it to the center of the assembled top.
Glue the two layers of the base together.
Add glue to horses’ posts at the bottom and top. Space the carousel horses evenly around the assembled base and adhere. Position the assembled top piece and adhere.