Bead Colors Needed:
- Red - 48
- Creme - 55
- Yellow - 13
- Light Blue - 104
- Dark Blue - 83
- Tan - 29
- Light Brown - 47
- Brown - 113
- Clear - 3
- White - 226
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Craft glue
- Painted or printed water scene - optional
Download the PDF for the Regatta Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small 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: Glue the wave pieces to each other and to the boats as desired to create this boat racing scene. You can paint a dimensional scene as we did and then glue the boats, waves, and buoy in place.