Bead Colors Needed:
- Pink - 16
- Pink Candy Stripe - 23
- Cheddar - 12
- Pastel Green - 57
- Cucumber Stripe - 125
- Grape Stripe - 23
- Black - 5
- White - 8
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Mason jar with 2-part lid
- Silver glitter
- Tissue paper - green
- Felt - green
- Hot glue gun
Download the PDF for the Spring No-Snow Globe Project Pattern. You will use the large square and large hexagon pegboards for 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. 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: Ask an adult to help with the assembly, especially when using the hot glue gun. Open the mason jar. On the inside part of the lid, apply a good amount of hot glue and stand your flowers upright until secure. Add more glue to secure loose cucumber stripe beads to the base INSIDE the rubber seal area (the seal needs to be clear to keep your jar from leaking when you add water. Let everything dry for 20 minutes.
Fold a piece of green tissue paper into 6 layers and cut a 1 inch wide strip 1/2 inch longer than the circumference of the outside part of the lid. Glue the folded edge to the outside of the lid, then fringe it with scissors so that when the jar is standing on its lid, it looks like grass.
Cut a piece of green felt 1 1/4 inches wide and 1/2 inches longer than the circumference of the jar top. Glue it to the outside of the tissue paper grass and fringe it in the same way.
Put some glitter in the jar, then add water until almost full. Carefully insert your bead design upside down into the jar, making sure the lid has a complete seal with the jar. Add the outer part of the lid and secure until watertight. Test the seal by tipping the jar slightly and checking for leaks.
Once you are finished, shake the jar gently to disperse the glitter and set the jar lid-side down on your table.