There is nothing fancy or original about these brooches, but they are just so darn happy (and simple)! We give these to grandparents, babysitters and aunts quite a bit. If you have kids ages five and up and you haven’t invested in some peeler beads yet (also known as hamma beads, fuse beads or melty beads), then today would be a good day to start. They can spend hours with these little beads. It is a fantastic project for small motor skills, and for recognizing and creating patterns (I love when art meets math).
Perler beads & shapes (this small bucket is a good start, but there are many shape choices you can buy)
Directions are included, but it’s very simple: Arrange the beads on the pegboard, cover with parchment, iron for a few seconds, let cool, add pin. Voilà!
My kids are really into the glow-in-the-dark beads these days. They really do glow! These beads have helped us through many a rainy/snowy/lazy summer day. I hope your kids will enjoy them as much as mine!
That photo of you and Ava is beautiful. Priceless.
Gracie took it 🙂
What a fun project! I’ve been looking for something specific to do with perler beads and this will be a great beginning project for my daughter. Thanks!
Thanks, Jessica…so happy to inspire. It is addictive, beware!
Absolutely gorgeous! I love Perler beads!
me too ana! putting them out always draws my kids in…and keeps them quiet (best part). xo
I love the idea! Thanks for sharing. Could you tell me what kind of glue you use to add pin please? Thanks a lot!
thanks for stopping by carla! i used a hot glue gun. hop this helps! xo bar