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.
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.
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.
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.