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How to make a Montessori colored globe? – DIY

If you follow our homeschooling journey, you would know that I already started studying geography with Anya for a while now. She even does have a geography area, read more about it here.

How to make a Montessori colored globe? - DIY

I made most of her materials including the Colored Continents Globe but I wasn’t satisfied with the quality of it and how it turned out. Some countries were missing and some weren’t perfectly painted! Thus, I decided to redo the colored globe and to respect the dimensions and borders. I chose to make the colored continents globe instead of sandpaper globe because I liked having the continents with separate colors because it’s a fun, easy segue into learning the names of each of them.

I bought 2 regular globes: one to paint and another that I will keep as is as a reference for Anya in the future. I got mine for 4$ each so it was a pretty good deal! Here is the before and after picture:

How to make a Montessori colored globe? - DIY

First of all, I started by painting the oceans blue, then I moved to the continents! Here is the code color down below:

  • green for Africa,
  • red for Europe,
  • yellow for Asia,
  • brown for Australia,
  • white for Antarctica,
  • orange for North America
  • and pink for South America!

How to make a Montessori colored globe? - DIY

In total, 3 coats were enough to cover up each continent! At the end, I used a toothpick to paint the small countries and to touch up! I didn’t use any Mode podge to seal it because it doesn’t always make a super lasting coat but I am planning to go with something like acrylic varnish: water based, non-toxic, and strong enough to protect the paint. This DIY didn’t take me much time to do it! 2 hours and I was done!

That’s all for today. I hope this blog post inspired you to take out your brushes and paints and to make your own Montessori continents globe.



This post first appeared on Montessori Inspired Family, please read the originial post: here

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