Beach Time


Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach complete with beach umbrella, beach chair, bucket and shovel, and seashells.
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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Dark Blue - 577
  • Light Blue - 234
  • Turquoise - 140
  • Pastel Blue - 54
  • Purple - 81
  • Plum - 75
  • Kiwi Lime - 64
  • Black - 21
  • Sand - 15
  • Butterscotch - 61
  • Cheddar - 94
  • Blush - 67
  • Red - 56
  • Rust - 14
  • Light Brown - 311
  • Tan - 422
  • Creme - 50
  • Brown - 56

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Craft glue
  • Chenille stems - 3

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Beach Time Project Pattern. You will use a large square, large and small circle, small hexagon, and large girl pegboards to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. 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. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step 4

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

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step 5
Step 5

ASSEMBLY: Umbrella: To create the umbrella pole, slide the bead pieces onto chenille stems. Glue the pieces to make the pole firm. Do not trim the chenille stems.

Step 6
Step 6

Insert the pole through the small and big stands to give your umbrella a base.

Use the ends of the chenille stems to tie part 1 of the umbrella as shown. Twist to secure.

Matching slot to slot, slide part 2 of the umbrella onto part 1.

Step 7
Step 7

Bucket: Align the color circles as shown and glue them together. Let dry.

Step 8
Step 8

String 30 cheddar beads onto a chenille stem.

Loop this through the two top layers of the bucket and twist to secure.

Step 9
Step 9

Chair: Insert back legs into the back of the chair as shown. By inserting only the first bead, it will allow the chair to recline.

Step 10
Step 10

Insert chair arms into the sides of the seat, then insert the seat into the back of the chair.

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