Bead Colors Needed:
- Blush - 27
- Orange - 33
- Yellow - 46
- Prickly Pear - 222
- Kiwi Lime - 883
- Pastel Lavender - 29
- Purple - 62
- Dark Grey - 82
- Black - 839
- White - 56
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Soft black wire
- Large wiggle eyes
Download the PDF for the Monster Door Hanger Project Pattern. You will use the large circle and a super-size pegboard to create your monster. 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.
ASSEMBLY: Eyes and Mouth: Use 10 inch lengths of wire to attach the monster’s eyes and mouth. Coil the wire into a spring by wrapping it around your finger a few times, keeping the ends straight. Working through a bead in the black area of the eye piece, insert one end of the wire from back to front. Bend the wire end around to the back of the eye piece. Insert the other end of the wire through a bead in the monster’s head in the desired position and bend over to secure. Repeat for the other eye and the mouth.
Spider: Use short pieces of wire to attach the spider’s eyes to its body, then the body to the top of the monster’s head. Press the self-adhesive wiggle eyes onto the spider’s eye pieces.
Hanger: Using a 24 inch length of wire, make a long coil. Attach to each side of the monster’s head through the center of a bead.