This world map of the 7 continents is a great way for kids to understand basic geography. They can also use pins to mark the places they have visited, or locations of world events. Designed By Lennis Rodriguez.
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Heavy cardboard or foam core for mounting
Long pins for labeling
Download the PDF for the Map of the Continents Project Pattern. You will use 6 large square pegboards for your project. If you are using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size patterns underneath them. Place your beads on the pegboards 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. 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: Mount your finished design to heavy cardboard or foam core with a quick-drying adhesive. Use pins to mark the places you have visited or to track world events.