Watch this video of our standard fusing method to see how easy it is to complete a Perler fuse bead project in just a few steps. See more detailed instructions below.
STANDARD FUSING METHOD: An adult should do the fusing.
1) After you have created your design, place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface.
2) Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Do not press down with the iron. When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Let the design cool.
3) Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side and repeat step two. Let cool completely. Your pegboard and ironing paper are reusable.
NOTE: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly, and some colors may fuse more quickly than others. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required. If you are doing any assembly with your project, DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make the assembly more challenging.