Polar Bear Winter

Create this fun scene with the included printable background and Perler polar bears all dressed in their winter hats and scarves!
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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Red - 86
  • Cheddar – 26
  • Light Green – 41
  • Dark Green - 215
  • Pastel Blue - 7
  • Light Blue - 55
  • Purple - 77
  • Black - 27
  • White – 1283 - 2 bags

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

  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Artificial snow

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Polar Bear Winter Scene Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard 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 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.

Step 5
Step 5

ASSEMBLY: For all of the polar bears, the assembly is similar: Glue the muzzle to the head, then glue the head to the body. To add the feet for the polar bears and the tree, turn the feet at right angles to the body, align the slots, and slide together.

Step 6

Assemble your scene as indicated in the project sheet.

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