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Download the PDF for the Jungle Tree Project Pattern. The Jungle Tree is a 3-D project that is created in 2 planes, then put together with matching slots. Each plane requires FOUR large square pegboards to be assembled as shown on the pattern sheet. The base also uses the same four assembled pegboards. The additional creatures use a single large square pegboard.
Cut out the individual quadrants of the patterns and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place all the beads for your project.
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: Insert Section 2 Tree into the slot in the base. Turn the Section 1 Tree at right angles to the Section 2 tree. Align the slots and slide together.
Insert the grasses and flowers into the slots in the base. Perch the parrots, snake, and monkey in the tree as desired.
Add the alligator’s feet by turning them at right angles to the body and sliding the feet onto the body. Place the alligator and the turtle in the river. Welcome to the jungle!