My homemade DIY Montessori globe. I got a globe for free, bought acryilic paint for nearly nothing as it was on sale, and a can of high gloss spray. If you attempt to do this yourself be sure to paint the continents first and the bodies of water last. Also, be sure to get paint brushes specifically for acrylic paint. It took 3 coats of paint and 2 coats of gloss. We have used this quite a bit. And, it directly correlates to the felt wall map. Thank you to Making Montessori Ours for the inspiration.