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I Have a Dream
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I Have a Dream

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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is well known for its message of hope and peace in the world. A great classroom project!

Step: 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Tan - 137
  • Brown - 110

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Cardstock: white
  • Ribbon: 1/4 inch light blue
  • Marker or pencil: light blue
  • Craft glue
Step: 2

Download the I Have a Dream Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon pegboard to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step: 3

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.

Step: 4

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. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required.

Step: 5

ASSEMBLY: Cut a cloud shape out of a 4 inch x 5 inch piece of cardstock. Use a light blue pencil or marker to outline the cloud.

Step: 6

Cut an 18 inch piece of ribbon. Tie a bow in the middle of the ribbon and glue the ends to the cloud. Next, glue the hands to the top of cloud leaving room for your message.

Step: 7

Write your message of hope for the world on your cloud, and display it proudly!