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.
- Square Perler bead pegboard
- 55 blue Perler beads
- 33 green Perler beads
- Iron and ironing mat
- Earth Perler bead pattern
Since the pattern is already made for you, simply follow the guide to determine where your beads need to go.
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.
After you have completed your pattern, place your square pegboard on an ironing board or mat.
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.
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.
When you are finished, you will have a cute earth design you can use on lots of different projects for Earth Day.
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.
- Glue a magnet on the back to create a fun fridge magnet.
- Attach the earth to the front of the card to create a fun note for someone special.
Have you crafted with Perler beads before?
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