Finishing The Beads
- Down load a list of names from the ‘Foster an orphaned elephant’ (Lima Lima, Ndotto, Ngalai etc) section of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust website.
- Print these making sure you leave a gap between each one for trimming purposes.
- Then print a repeat list of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for the second tag. Laminate pages of both tags then trim for use.
- Punch a hole in each tag.
- Tie one end of each string to a taut washing line in the classroom then paint the beads with PVA glue to strengthen them and give more vibrant colour.
- Once dry knot the name tags onto the string (with a knot between each tag), then tie both ends together and trim any excess string.
Your elephant beads are complete.
- Change the water in your pots often. You will get much purer colour with fresh clean water.
- Wash your brushes thoroughly every time you change paint colours . Place them between sheets of paper hand towels and gently press the water out of them.
- Acrylic paint can be quite thick. If your chosen colour is too thick dilute it with water…a bit at a time.
- Use the tip of your brush to add pattern detail…apply the paint with a light touch……you have much more control and will be pleased with the end result.
- It’s very tempting but don’t load your brush with too much paint especially when you are applying pattern detail.
These beads must be sold with 2 tags. The first showing the name of an orphan elephant, and the second the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Design number 6005186 Intellectual Property Office