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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.

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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
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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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Linda

Saturday 1st of April 2017

I also like perler beads alots so let to share design with me.

Jane Gordon

Monday 22nd of June 2015

My nephew loves Minecraft, I might have to get some of these beads and try some crafts out with him and my little ones. I remember using these beads as a kid, what a great activity for those rainy (or too hot my case, Floridian) days!

Tarynn Playle

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

I loved doing this when I was a kid! I can't wait until my kids are old enough so we can make them too!

Stephanie

Thursday 11th of June 2015

What a neat craft idea for boys! And are y'all Ohio State fans?

Susie

Friday 12th of June 2015

Yes that was my husbands :) He was raised in Ohio.

Kassi

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

What a fun creative activity for the kiddos to do inside! My daughter is still a little young for this one, but my niece and nephew would love it! My daughter would probably like just stringing the beads too though. ;)

Susie

Friday 12th of June 2015

I never thought to string them... That is a great idea!