Bead Colors Needed:
- Glow in the Dark Green - 107
- Black - 1239 - 2 bags
- White - 243
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Foam adhesive or toothpicks
Download the PDF for the Pumpkin Family Project Pattern. You will use the large circle and large square 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.
ASSEMBLY: Combine pieces as we have to create fun faces or combine them in a different way for your own unique look. Attach pieces to the pumpkin either using foam adhesive or toothpicks. If you use toothpicks, you can break them in half to make them shorter and color the end with a black marker so it’s not noticeable on the face.