Let your spirit soar with these awesome butterfly wings made from Perler fuse beads! Use them as photo props at a special celebration or just for fun! Each wing features a variety of colorful motifs, including flowers, hearts, rainbows, trees, sun, moon, and stars. Constructed on large square interlocking pegboards, each wing measures approximately 29” x 40”. After fusing the beads, mount each wing to a sturdy backing such as foam board or thick cardboard, then hang on a wall or other backdrop.
Watch these wings come to life!
Download the PDF for the Wings Project Pattern. You will use the large square 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.
After fusing the beads, mount each wing to a sturdy backing such as foam board or thick cardboard, then hang on a wall or other backdrop.