For this project, we used the beads in the Mini Beads Tray of Warm Colors listed below.
Bubblegum - 241
Red - 582
Orange - 301
Cheddar - 321
Yellow - 850
Purple - 1145 - need an additional bag
Black - 28
White - 337
Other Products Needed:
Mini Beads pegboards, 4pack
Mini Beads tweezers
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.
Download the PDF for the Mini Beads Owls and Butterfly Project Pattern. You will use 4 mini beads pegboards to create your projects. Slide the actual-size pattern underneath the pegboards and place your beads following the pattern. You will also want to use the Mini Beads Tweezers for ease in bead placement.
An adult should fuse the 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.
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 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.