All My Family


Change the colors and shapes to make your own family figures. Even make a framed family portrait!
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Step 1

BEAD COLORS NEEDED:

  • Light Pink - 11
  • Pink - 14
  • Plum - 88
  • Raspberry - 80
  • Blush - 19
  • Hot Coral - 32
  • Red - 9
  • Rust - 94
  • Cranapple - 40
  • Sand - 452
  • Butterscotch - 61
  • Orange - 28
  • Cheddar - 5
  • Yellow - 75
  • Pastel Yellow - 6
  • Prickly Pear - 8
  • Kiwi Lime - 80
  • Green - 37
  • Light Green - 85
  • Parrot Green - 81
  • Pastel Blue - 38
  • Light Blue - 145
  • Dark Blue - 90
  • Blueberry Cream - 73
  • Periwinkle Blue - 38
  • Tan - 140
  • Light Brown - 179
  • Brown - 72
  • Light Grey - 43
  • Grey - 69
  • Black - 199
  • NOTE: The patterns included are a starting point for you to make your own family figures. Change the colors or shapes for hair, skin, clothing, etc to customize the figures as you like. The color list is for the figures shown.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

  • 2 large square pegboards
  • Iron and ironing paper
  • Scissors and clear tape
  • Tweezers
  • Magnets (optional)
  • Frame (optional)
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.

Step 2

CREATING THE DESIGN:
Download the PDF for the All My Family Project Pattern. Assemble 2 large square pegboards vertically to create your projects (patterns 7 and 8 can be worked individually). Cut out and tape together the pairs of pattern sections. If you are using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step 3

FUSING THE DESIGN: An adult should do this step.
Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. NOTE: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly; it is possible some colors may need a little more time. Let the design cool.

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. When the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Step 4

ASSEMBLY:
Attach magnets to display your family figures on the fridge, or put them in a frame.

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