Earth Day is April 22. I thought it would be fun to make an Earth Day kid’s craft using Perler beads. This is a great project to do with the kids. I created a pattern using the Kandi Pattern Maker. This is a super easy and fun way to help you plan out your Perler bead design ahead of time.

Earth Day Perler Bead Pattern

Supplies needed:

How to follow a Perler Bead pattern

Since the pattern is already made for you, simply follow the guide to determine where your beads need to go.

Earth Perler Bead Pattern

Tip: If you have a large bucket full of unsorted beads like I do, I find it easiest to pull out the colors I will be working with before I start. The project goes much more quickly.

Start at the top left and work your way across from left to right. Then, move on to the next row below, again working left to right. 

How to follow a Perler Bead pattern

After you have completed your pattern, place your square pegboard on an ironing board or mat.

Finished Perler bead earth

Note: I only iron when I am doing projects, so an ironing mat works great for me to lay out on my kitchen table, without taking up much space when not in use. I found my mat at Target, but this ironing mat is similar. 

Cover your pattern with the reusable ironing paper and use a circular motion iron the front of your pattern for 10 – 20 seconds. Allow to cool.

Use iron to set Perler bead pattern

Flip the design over, cover the beads with the reusable ironing paper and iron on that side as well for an additional 10 – 20 seconds.

Flip Perler bead pattern over once cooled and iron other side

When you are finished, you will have a cute earth design you can use on lots of different projects for Earth Day.

Earth Perler Bead Pattern

Ideas to use your Earth Perler bead project:

  • Add jump rings to the top two middle beads and tie on a ribbon to hang it.

Earth Day Perler bead wall hanging

  • Glue a magnet on the back to create a fun fridge magnet.

Earth Perler bead magnet

  • Attach the earth to the front of the card to create a fun note for someone special.

Hello Earth Day Card

Have you crafted with Perler beads before?

Earth Perler Bead Pattern - Laura's Crafty Life

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