Basically, Perler beads are small plastic beads that come in a wide variety of colors and can be arranged into a design by placing them on a pegboard. Once the design is finished, you iron the piece to fuse the beads together. You can find Perler beads in the kid's section at your local craft store and they are sold in kits as well as individual and multi-color packs.
One of our favorite things to make with Perler beads is Christmas ornaments. I actually found a bunch that my daughter made when she was about 4 when we were putting up our holiday decorations this year and I couldn't help but smile.
Of course, your kids will need assistance with the ironing part of this project, but making snowflake ornaments is a fun way to spend an afternoon together and enjoy the holiday season.
- Perler beads
- small hexagon Perler pegboard
- 12-14 inches of ribbon or yarn