See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.
Download the PDF for the 747 Airplane Project Pattern. You will use large square pegboards to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
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 the fusing. 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: Gently attach the airplane wings to the airplane body as shown.
Turn the airplane upside down. Carefully add the engines and landing gear to the underside of the wings and plane body.
Rated 4 out of
Easy enoughThis was easier than it looks and took less time than expected. The only problem is getting the pieces to fit. If you iron too little then the beads break apart and if you iron too much they do not fit. We had to try a couple of times and then settle for an asymmetrical design in the end. Son thinks it looks nice anyway and is satisfied with it.