Bead Colors Needed:
- Red - 86
- White - 110
- Dark Blue - 124
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Headbands in red, white, or blue, or wrapped with ribbon
- Chenille stems in red, white, or blue
Download the PDF for the Deelybopper Headbands Project Pattern. You will use the small star pegboard for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place the beads for the project.
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 step two. 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: For each side of the headband, twist 2 or 3 chenille stems together leaving 4 inches at one end untwisted. At the twisted end, wrap the chenille snugly around the headband and twist to secure.
At the other end of the chenille stems, insert one of the stems through the center hole of the star from back to front, then go back through one of the beads at the center.
Curl the twisted chenille around a pencil, then curl each individual color at the top to look like shooting fireworks.