See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Download the PDF for the Springy Flowers Project Pattern. You will use the large square, daisy, tulip, small circle, and small hexagon pegboards for your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
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.
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.
ASSEMBLY: Create the springy stem by wrapping a length of wire around a pencil. Remove the coil from the pencil.
Insert one end of the coil into the bottom of the flower through the bead holes. Twist the end to secure. Insert the other end of the coil in the center of a section of leaves in a similar manner. Turn the two leaf sections at right angles to each other and slide together as shown.