Customized Perler Bead Fun

Summer is in full swing. The pools are open, the sprinklers are out, and the outdoor activities are in full swing.  Then it happens… Those good old summer thunderstorms. Now you have the kiddos stuck inside and looking for somethings to do. If you have ever worked with Perler Beads before you know you can print off or buy plenty of pre-made designs, but sometimes they just want to think outside of the box.Customized Perler BeadsPerler Beads come in all sorts of colors and packages. The first time that I ever used them was for J’s MINECRAFT Party. It was a great activity for the begining of the party while the kids trickled in through the door. They were a big hit with the boys and I knew that it would become a go-to craft.

I sketched up these little MINECRAFT guys on graph paper…MineCraft Perler Bead DesignsMake sure you have the right scale!!

5 quadrille graph paper, this means 5 squares per inch.This is important so it will fit under your peg board.5 quadrille graph paper

We got a little more creative and drew up some free hand a few weeks down the road.butter fly template for perler beads

Simply have them draw out their design. Then go through and square off the edges to create your new design.

Add in some color and you have your own custom Perler Bead template.Custom Perler Bead Templates

You will need a Large Clear Square Pegboards

Now just cut out and tape your templates to the table. Line up your board and start laying down your beads.Fun with perler beadscustom perler beads

We found using tweezers made the whole process easier!!Custom Perler BeadsWhen you are done placing your beads use an iron and Perler Fun Fusion Ironing Paper
to melt the beads.

Check out your new creations!!custom perler bead creationsMineCraft Perler Beads


So grab yourself some Perler Beads and 5 quadrille graph paper. Tuck it away to pull out the next time you hear…

“I’m Board”

See what your little ones come up with.

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Keeping this one up my sleeve…I see princess beads in my future.



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