Bead Colors Needed:
- Black - 230
- Yellow - 57
- Glow in the Dark Green - 51
- Fire Stripe - 47
- Rust - 196
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Magnetic tape - optional
- Black shoelaces - optional
Download the PDF for the Arrrrhh! Pirate Frame Project Pattern. You will use a super-size pegboard to create your project. Slide the actual-size pattern underneath the pegboard, then place your beads on the pegboard as shown.
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 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: Trim the photo to fit within the opening of the pirate’s face. Tape in place from the back. Set the finished frame on an easel to display it.
If you have an existing photo in a metal frame, you can attach the pirate face to the frame with magnetic tape, or display it on a fridge in the same manner.
If you wish to use the pirate head as a mask, add shoelace ties between the beads on each side.