Designed By Holly Craft
What wildlife will you find in Alaska? How about a grizzly bear, a moose, a sled dog, and a bald eagle? You can create these easily in Perler Beads, either as flat pieces or with the additional foot pieces to make them stand.
Bead Colors Needed:
- Creme - 22
- Yellow - 2
- Cheddar - 25
- Turquoise - 2
- Tan - 55
- Light Brown - 350
- Brown - 650
- Black - 8
- White - 43
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Craft glue
Download the pdf for the Alaskan Animals Project Pattern. You will use the one or two large square pegboards 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 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: On the bear, glue the arm and paw pieces to the front of the bear. For all but the eagle, glue the foot pieces side by side on each side of the animals' feet.