Bead Colors Needed for the Frame:
- Black - 60
- Zebra Stripe - 96
- Pink - 76
Additional beads will be needed for the letters you create. See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Magnetic tape
- Craft glue
Download the PDF for the Locker Lingo Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small square pegboards to create your projects. Place your beads following the patterns, and create letters as needed.
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: Large Letters: Decide which letters you want to make. Use the alphabet patterns included in the Letter Lingo activity bucket. For this color scheme, use the zebra stripe beads to make the letters and the pink beads as the background. Cut pieces of magnetic tape and stick them to the backs of your large letters.
Small Letters: Create your message with pink beads using the large pegboard. Cut small pieces of magnetic tape and stick them to the backs of the letters. Arrange the letters to spell your message!
Frame: Apply letters to the frame with craft glue. Attach magnetic tape to the back of the frame so you can display it in your locker.