Bead Colors Needed:
- Bubblegum - 46
- Kiwi Lime - 254
- Pastel Blue - 152
- Periwinkle Blue - 398
- Pastel Lavender - 188
- White - 364
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Clear tape
- Craft glue
Download the PDF for the I Love Mom and Dad Project Pattern. You will use the large and small square pegboards for your project. For the large piece, assemble TWO large pegboards side by side. Cut out the individual halves of the chart and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place all the beads for your 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 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: Tie a length of ribbon through the holes on either side of the large panel to create a hanger.
Use clear tape to attach pictures to the back side of each frame. Attach the hanging picture frame segments using ribbon and glue.