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South of the Equator


Go on an adventure to Australia and South America with Perler and discover the people and animals that live there. Perler beads makes learning fun! Designed By Holly Craft.

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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Red - 14
  • Green - 9
  • Dark Green - 209
  • Tan - 79
  • Light Brown - 243
  • Brown - 391
  • Black - 21
  • White - 31

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.

Step 2

Download the PDF for the South of the Equator Project Pattern. You will use the large square and large hexagon pegboards to create your projects. 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

ASSEMBLY: The crocodile, Aborigine, and kangaroo all have stands. For the crocodile, insert both feet into the stand. For the Aborigine, insert the lower foot into the stand. for the kangaroo, insert his feet into one stand and his tail into the other. If you want, you can paint a scene like we did to display your designs.

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