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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Perler Bead Keychains
- Perler Beads with CIRCLE base:
- inexpensive, really neat beads you can pick up a lot of places (we got ours at Wallmart).
- If you already have the square base and don't want to buy another, you can create different characters than we did
- Iron (may require adult assistance).
- String, elastic or wool
- a sharp pencil, a safety pin or a drill with a tiny bit (it gives daddy something to do *wink*).
- keyring circles
- Have the children carefully arrange the perler beads in their preferred
shape -- we made all sorts of shapes.
- Follow the directions on the perler beads (basically, you arrange the
beads on the form, cover with a waxy paper that comes with the beads and
iron for a couple of seconds.).
- Remove the beads from the form and while still warm, poke through the top
hole with a sharp pencil or safety pin (or let it cool and daddy can drill
it with a small bit... Because of course daddy likes to play too sometimes).
- Thread the string through and tie in a loop onto the keyring.
- Hang from your backpack -- and you're ready for back to school!
Perler Bead Ideas for a Circle Base:
|center "small flower" of white
surround with one row of black
split whole thing with black
fill one half with red and the other with white
Pot of Gold:
Make a circle with black beads (ours was the center with three more layers).
Take a few of the beads off the top of the circle and replace them with yellow ("gold")
Add a black bead on each side of the gold to make the edges of the pot.
Add five rows of rainbow colors to the top to complete.
|leave center "small flower" + one more round blank
one row each of
|center "small flower" of yellow
put black eyes and smile under and over center
fill in with yellow
|two rows green,
black scattered around,
fill in with red