White Reindeer - Free Project
Designed By Lennis Rodriguez
Our handsome white reindeer stands about 15" tall and is easy to make with Perler beads and slot-to-slot assembly. Add a bright red bow with small jingle bells around his neck for a festive look!
Bead Colors Needed:
- White - 1936 - 2 bags
- Silver Pearl Stripe - 285
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Red bow and ribbon
- Small jingle bells
- Large adhesive gem
- Red/white twine
- Craft glue
- Clear tape
Download the PDF for the White Reindeer Project Pattern. You will need 5 large square pegboards for your project—some of the patterns require 2 or 5 boards assembled together. If you are using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size patterns underneath them. Place your beads on the pegboards as shown.
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: Working with the pieces at right angles, insert the head slot-to-slot into the body. Add the front and back legs and the tail in a similar manner.
Thread the bells onto the red/white twine and knot each individually, spacing them a few inches apart. Glue the center of the twine to the back of your bow. Add an adhesive gem to the center of the bow. Tie the bow around the reindeer’s neck.