This 3-D star is so fun and easy, you’ll want to make more than one! Thread a thin fishing line through one of the beads to hang it in a window, or hang a whole bunch from the ceiling for a starry night. You can even change up the colors to make Christmas ornaments!
Bead Colors Needed:
- Magenta - 12
- Raspberry - 12
- Hot Coral - 12
- Cheddar - 12
- Yellow - 34
- Kiwi Lime - 58
- Light Blue - 82
- Purple - 106
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.
Download the PDF for the 3D Star Project Pattern. You will use the small star 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.
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 step two. 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: To assemble, hold the stars at right angles to each other, align the slots, and slide together.