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Proud to Be American
Proud to Be American
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Proud to Be American

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Show your American pride with these quick and easy projects from Perler Beads. Perfect for a patriotic picnic and playdate activities!

Step: 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Red - 250
  • Cheddar - 1
  • Dark Blue - 313
  • Black - 13
  • Clear - 6
  • White - 322

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

Step: 2

Download the PDF for the Proud to Be American Project Pattern. You will use the following small pegboards for your projects: square, star, circle, and heart. 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. 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.