Bead Colors Needed:
- Red - 53
- Cheddar - 55
- Light Blue - 99
- Dark Blue - 92
- White - 66
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Clear lacing
- Colored paper clips
- Heavy paper or cardstock
Download the PDF for the Father's Day Banner Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small star pegboards for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Now, place all the beads for the design.
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: Print the tags from the pattern sheet onto heavy paper or cardstock and cut them out.
Attach the clear lacing to the bottom of the sailboat through the holes of the beads as shown. Knot at the back to secure.
Attach each paper clip with a simple overhand knot, spacing them several inches apart.
Add the tags to the paper clips. Glue magnets to the back of the sailboat and the star, then hang your banner on the fridge for Dad to see on Father’s Day!