Inspired by all of the amazing globes I've seen others make out there, I opted to make ours instead of purchasing one!
I was able to find two really cheap outdated globes on a used website in our area. Outdated is great because you will be painting them out and it doesn't make a difference.
The second globe below is for our Sand paper Land and Water Globe.
I will say this was a bit of a process. I used simple acrylic craft paint from Michael's Crafts here this paint was great for coverage and it drys very quick, smooth and without many brush strokes showing. When I first started it was like painting a wall red and it looks terrible for the first couple of coats, so be patient.
I started out painting the water but I don't think it matters. You can be as detail oriented as you wish, but I was going for the basic shape of the continents.
As you paint you can go back and fix the edges as you wish.
I used a water based satin spray to clear coat the globe when I was finished, so that I can dust it and wipe if needed.
I love the results and the kids do too!!!
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