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Making Letters

It’s easy to make letters to turn into names or words using Perler beads! Put magnets on the back and use them as a refrigerator spelling game. Glue them to a mirror or picture frame for a fun embellishment.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Choose your favorites! Choose a jar or bead tray to give yourself lots of choices.

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

  • Clear adhesive dots

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Making Letters Project Pattern. You will use small or large square pegboard to create your letters. Try connecting the letters by positioning them next to each other on the pegboard, making the letters different colors to be easily readable.

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. 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 the fusing. 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.

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