Bead Colors Needed:
- Black - 60
- Zebra Stripe - 96
- White - 16
- Pink - 76
- Pink Candy Stripe - 16
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Magnetic adhesive tape
- Glue stick
Download the PDF for the Locker Photo Frames Project Pattern. You will use the small circle, small square, and a flower pegboard to create your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
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 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: Place the frame over your chosen photo. Trace the outside of the frame onto the photo. Cut out the frame shape just inside the traced line.
Rub the glue stick over the back of the frame. Set the frame glue side down on the photo. Turn the frame over and press the photo edges on the frame with your fingers. Place under a book to keep everything flat until the glue is dry.
Cut a 1 inch piece of magnetic adhesive tape from the roll. Apply the magnet to the back of the frame. Display in your school locker, on the fridge, anything metal!