Day of the Dinosaur


Recreate the prehistoric era with Perler 3D dinosaurs where a brontosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops, and T-rex roam the land.
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Step 1

BEAD COLORS NEEDED:

  • Red - 378
  • Cranapple - 248
  • Butterscotch - 51
  • Orange - 98
  • Cheddar - 122
  • Yellow - 222
  • Green - 619
  • Dark Green - 2116 (we recommend the 6000 bead bag)
  • Blueberry Cream - 27
  • Periwinkle Blue - 550
  • Dark Blue - 312
  • Creme - 69
  • Tan - 20
  • Rust - 26
  • Black - 4
  • White - 4

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

  • 4 large square pegboards
  • Scissors and clear tape
  • Two 16" square pieces of sturdy cardboard
  • Tweezers
  • Iron and ironing paper
  • Quick-drying adhesive (optional)
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.

Step 2

CREATING THE DESIGN:
Download the PDF for the Day of the Dinosaur Project Pattern. Assemble the large square pegboards in a square to create your project, placing them on one of the large pieces of cardboard on a heat-safe surface that you can later use for fusing. Cut out and tape together the 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.
For this project, we recommend our Tape Method for Fusing Large Projects (you can find it here on Perler.com under Projects & Inspiration). If you are more comfortable with our standard fusing instructions, please continue below.

Be sure you have placed one of the large cardboard pieces underneath the pegboards. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the design. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make the assembly you do with your project more challenging. 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 from the bead design. Place the second large piece of cardboard on top so the design is sandwiched between the two cardboard pieces. Flip the design over and remove the pegboards 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:
Place the feet/tail for each figure in the slots of its respective base. You can reinforce with quick-drying adhesive if desired.

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