Bead Colors Needed:
- Yellow - 3
- Black - 329
- White - 23
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- 1 yard of clear lacing
Download the PDF for the 3D Piano Project Pattern. You will use the small square pegboard for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Now, 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: Use the clear lacing (shown here in grey) to attach together the bottom layer, keyboard layer, and lid.
Take the two sections of each leg, turn them at right angles to each other, and slide them together.
Turn the assembled piano piece so the bottom is face up. Insert the legs into the slots of the bottom layer. Turn piano right side up.