ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Perler Beads (Not Just For Kids!)

Updated on March 9, 2012

Perler Bead Crafts

Perler beads are a type of craft where you use special beads to create designs on a peg board which is ironed to complete your special project.   Just four easy steps and... voila! You're done!

The possibilities are endless with perler beads! You can make anything you wish, using the Idea Guide's designs, or using your own imagination and coming up with something new to make. With the reusable peg boards and iron paper, you can use your beads to create any pattern or design!

Overall, the perler bead projects are simple to make, a lot of fun, and definitely not just for kids!

It takes four, simple steps to create a perler bead project.

Steps on how to make a Perler Bead Project

Step 1

First pick a pegboard to use. Next carefully place the beads on the pegboard. You can follow the idea booklet or make whatever you want! BE CREATIVE!

Step 2

Preheat your dry iron to a medium setting. Next very carefully bring your project to your ironing surface. Be careful not to bump your beads off on your way there! Iron gently and level with your iron, using the special paper provided, so you don't melt the beads. (If you are a young crafter, make sure you have an adult's help and BE CAREFUL!)

Step 3

When your project is cool flip it upside down onto your ironing surface.

Step 4

Once your bead project is upside down on your surface iron the other side as well. This is so your project is evenly fused.

Congratulations! You have made a perler bead project!

Perler Bead Buckets

Perler Fuse Bead Activity Bucket, Pet Pals
Perler Fuse Bead Activity Bucket, Pet Pals

A bucketful of fun! There's something for everyone with these simple goof-proof kits. Contains 8,500 beads, themed pegboards, ironing paper and instructions.

 
Ocean Friends - Perler 8500 Bead Bucket
Ocean Friends - Perler 8500 Bead Bucket

Makes 36 projects

8500 beads in three cool mixes

Fishy, dolphin, and square pegboards

Ironing paper & instructions

 
Perler Wings & Wheels Bucket
Perler Wings & Wheels Bucket

Makes 18 projects

8500 beads in three cool mixes

Airplane, sailboat, and SUV/truck pegboards

Ironing paper & instructions

 
Perler 42766 Bead Bucket
Perler 42766 Bead Bucket

Perler Beads the little fuse beads you iron! Perler bead products capture your child's imagination and provide hours of fun and learning.

 

Perler Bead Project Ideas

a) You can look at the Perler Bead Idea Booklet

b) You can make up your own design

Some idea topics are:

-animals

-transportation

-holidays (Christmas, Valentines Day, etc.)

-projects that you got from a bead bucket (from the Pet Pals bucket you could make a dog with the dog pegboard)

-Spring/Summer

-Fall/Winter

-Alphabet

For more great ideas, visit Perlerbeads.com!

Poodles

Poodles
Poodles

How About You?

Have You or Your Children Ever Made a Perler Bead Project?

See results

Perler Bead Project Ideas

2-D Projects

FrogPoodleTop - I made a plain circle then put a toothpick through the middle!Tick Tack Toe - This one I took a smallsquare and made different color triangles for the pieces.(You can make a large square if needed or wanted. With the large square you can make x's and o's. In the small square version you can't fit acctual x's or o's. So I just made do.)DogTurtleSnailAngel3-D ProjectsStar - I made two identical stars and made one line and circle in the middle. After they were ironed I just slid them into each other. It looked really nice!To find out how to make the animals, the angel, or just having trouble Click Here.

Goose

Goose
Goose

Perler Bead Gift Boxes and Assorted Pegboards

Perler Fused Beads Kit 5000 PetParade
Perler Fused Beads Kit 5000 PetParade

Kids can create their favorite pets with this fusible bead activity kit.

 

Do you have a Perler Bead Project to Share or - Just want to say Hi? Post it here!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • kidspegboards profile image

      kidspegboards 

      6 years ago

      I have made these with my children before and it really fun doing them. I love to make craft stuff !!!!

    • profile image

      KarenCookieJar 

      7 years ago

      I never heard of these until today, but it looks like a lot of fun. I love the pixel art nintendo characters made from these. I want to try them out!

    • GonnaFly profile image

      Jeanette 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Ooh yes. Lots of fun! Our family has made many projects over the years and I even have a couple of lenses about them ;-)

    • hlkljgk profile image

      hlkljgk 

      7 years ago from Western Mass

      i guess they aren't just for kids. Congratulations on being featured on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try MonsterBoard!

    • retta719 profile image

      Loretta 

      7 years ago from United States

      I love playing with Perler beads!

    • profile image

      wayne_luvinlife 

      7 years ago

      My daughter loves Perler Fuse Bead Activity Bucket. We got her one a few months ago and she has made dozens of creations with it! Excellent for children

    • profile image

      kcgagne 

      11 years ago

      Neat! Who knew there were so many perler bead projects out there.

    • Barkely profile image

      Barkely 

      11 years ago

      Great lens welcome to the Fun For Kids Group.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)