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Ken Wingard’s DIY Personal History Globe Art

Ken Wingard’s DIY Personal History Globe Art
  • Ordinary globe
  • Spray primer
  • Pencil to trace the continents
  • Paint 
(Oceans, Continents, Latitude/Longitude Markings, Titles, Personal locations)
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Painter’s tape
  • Rubber gloves

First, get a globe. You can use an inexpensive globe but it’s best to find one that has raised continents, or you have to trace the continents first. 

  1. Mask off the stand and hardware

  2. Spray globe completely with primer

  3. Trace continents (you may need to trace continents before priming if your continents are not raised)

  4. Option to use tracing paper and transfer tracing to globe

  5. Paint oceans & continents

  6. Mark the lines for longitude and latitude

  7. Lettering the continents & oceans

  8. Special markings for personalization tip: (you can use chalkboard paint for continents and oceans add temporary items)


Family origins, special places etc. Can use chalk (if using chalkboard paint) or use a metallic paint to create circles or rectangles around places. Consider using dotted lines for contrast.

Ken Wingard’s DIY Personal History Globes

Ken Wingard shows you how to make an easy do it yourself personal history globe.

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