Bead Colors Needed:
- Pearl Coral - 131
- Pearl Light Blue - 20
- Pearl Green - 13
- Pearl Yellow - 54
- Pink - 165
- Cheddar - 114
- Butterscotch - 326
- Green - 1416 (2 packs)
- Dark Green - 464
- Turquoise - 111
- Blueberry Cream - 402
- Dark Blue - 47
- Pastel Lavender - 26
- Plum - 69
- Rust - 105
- White - 1723 (2 packs)
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- 12 inch green chenille stems (2)
- 12 inches clean nylon thread
- Clear tape
Download the PDF for the Easter Garden Project Pattern. You will use FOUR large square pegboards for your project, connected in a 4-square, 2-square, and individually as shown in the project sheet. Cut out the pattern sections indicated and tape together. If you are using clear pegboards, 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. DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make the assembly you do with 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 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: Bunny: Match up the slots in the feet with the slots at the ends of the legs and slide the pieces together.
Basket: Match up the slot on the small grass piece with the slot in the bottom of the basket and slide the pieces together.
Fence, Grass, & Flowers: Match up the slots in the tops of the bushes with the slots in the bottom of the main fence posts. Slide together until you have one row of fence post extending below the bushes. Slide the fence posts into the slots in the grass. Insert the flower stems into the holes in the grass.
Decorate the Fence: Working through the bead holes, thread half of the leaves and flower blossoms onto one of the chenille stems and half onto the other. Connect the two pieces by twisting the ends together to create one long piece of garland. Wrap the garland around the archway of the fence.
Match up the slot on the butterfly with the slot in the top of the archway and slide together. Slide the feet of the sitting bird into the slot at the end of the fence. With clear nylon thread, tie the flying bird to the center of the archway as shown in the photo.
Position the bunny and his basket.