Today, my newly 11 year old was cleaning out her room and decided to take out a bundle of items that she no longer uses, plays with, or enjoys. A lot has come out of her room. One of the handfuls of things she brought out were these perler bead creations she had made once upon a time. These are simple to make and they are so pretty in the window. They will make me smile over and over.
Perler beads are not too expensive and they have provided a ton of creative time and enjoyment. The simplicity of them is part of the appeal to me. If you are looking for a simple craft activity, you might try these with older elementary.
You simple place the beads on a board in the shape or formation you desire. You place a piece of parchment paper over it and iron it for a few seconds until the beads have melted together a bit. You then turn it over and iron again on the other side. I stuck a short piece of thread through one of the beads and taped it to the window.
I will be enjoying the sun catchers for weeks and weeks.
Lori, At Home.
You are supposed to iron them on both sides? HUH! How did I never know that?!?!?! I agree with you, they are pretty in a window.
I don’t know that you are “supposed” to but we have found they are much sturdier when we do both sides. They don’t fall apart nearly as fast.
Aw! I remember our Perler days fondly!