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6 Fun & Creative Perler Bead Projects

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Here’s a good idea for a weekend project with your kids. These Perler Bead Projects are fun and rewarding experience for them! Enjoy! 🙂

1. DIY Toy: Perler Bead Mazes

DIY Toy Perler Bead Mazes

You’ll Need:

Perler Beads- DO NOT use small perler beads, you MUST use this size
Large bead boards like these
Iron
Colorful poster board
(1) Small round bead per maze
Recycled clear food packaging
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Thumbtacks

INSTRUCTIONS

2. Perler Bead Picture Frame Craft

Perler Bead Picture Frame Craft

You’ll Need:

Perler Beads
Perler Bead peg board
Iron (a mini craft iron work great!)
Small Zots glue dots
Cardstock
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

3. Mini DIY Kaleidoscopes

Mini DIY Kaleidoscopes

You’ll Need:

For the Kaleidoscope:
Mylar Sheets or Highly Reflective Silver Paper
Cardboard Tube
Exacto knife/straightedge/cutting mat
Double sided tape
Decorative Paper

For Viewing:
Perler Beads
Colorful paper
Tape

INSTRUCTIONS

4. Plastic Perler Bead Bowls

Plastic Perler Bead Bowls

You’ll Need:

bowl
cooking spray
Perler Beads 11,000 Count-Multi-Mix

INSTRUCTIONS

5. Paperclip Bookmarks

Paperclip Bookmarks

You’ll Need:

Perler Bead Colors/Quantity Needed:
Pink Candy Stripe – 40
Magenta – 108
Prickly Pear – 51
Light Green – 36
Green – 5
Parrot Green – 25

INSTRUCTIONS

6. Perler Beads Jewelry

Perler Beads Jewelry

You’ll Need:

perler beads
perler bead pegboard – usually comes with the beads
perler bead iron paper – usually comes with the beads as well – or substitute parchment paper
an iron
E6000 glue
jewelry pieces – for the necklace: ball chain & oval bail plate – for the earrings: flat post w/ clutch – for the ring: adjustable ring with pad – these pieces can be found in the jewelry section at most craft stores

INSTRUCTIONS

In today’s world, Do you find it difficult to pry your children away from gadgets?