Bead Colors Needed:
- Red - 558
- Cranapple - 544
- Yellow - 21
- Gold Metallic - 617
- Pastel Green - 76
- Dark Green - 118
- Tan - 1778 - 2 bags
- Light Brown - 361
- Black - 26
- Creme - 143
- White - 160
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Quick-drying adhesive
Download the PDF for the 3D Picnic Faves Project Pattern. You will use the small circle, large circle, and large hexagon pegboards to create 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.
HOT DOG ASSEMBLY: Bun: Align then glue the Bun #1 layers together. Aligning the top rows, add a #2 piece on each end, then a #3 piece.
Hotdog: Glue the Hotdog #1 layers together in a similar manner, rotating the layers a half bead to create a zigzag of mustard with the yellow bead. Add four #2 pieces on each end, then a #3 piece.
Glue the hotdog onto the bun, then glue loose beads of white, red, pastel green, and dark green to look like onions and relish.
WATERMELON ASSEMBLY: Aligning the bite areas, glue the two #1 pieces together, then glue a #2 piece on each side.
PIE A LA MODE ASSEMBLY: Glue the filling layers onto the base. Glue the top crust onto the pie slice, then the crust edge in place.
Standing the trim piece on its side, glue it to the crust edge.
Stack and glue the ice cream pieces from large to small, then glue to the top of the pie. Glue the fruit slice in place.