Crafts are a common activity you’ll see in our house, whether it’s painting, building or creating. One of the kid’s favroite and mine too, are creating things with perler beads. Today I thought I would share 5 of our favourite Perler Bead Ideas.
We actually discovered them a few years back at Ikea where they are called Pyssla Beads. There are so many great Perler Bead Ideas and they range in degree of difficulty so anyone can do it, from your youngest to your oldest, (and yes mom too.)
You’ll need special bead boards and beads that you can pick up at Ikea or Michaels. Once you make your bead design or project, you’ll place wax paper on it and iron it on each side until the beads are stuck together.
5 of our favorite fun and creative perler bead ideas
1. Bead Iphone
I had to share this because it’s actually the first one the kids made. We found the image on Pinterest and just followed it line-by-line. The kids still play with the bead phone, more than a year later. It’s one of our favourite perler bead ideas.
2. Bead Coasters
There are countless options for coaster designs when using Perler beads! You can make fruits, animals, super heroes, the list is endless. And not only are they fun to make, they are useful after the fact. A set of bead coasters would even be a nice gift idea!
3. Bead Ornaments
I know Christmas is still four months away, but a great activity to do with the kids is making homemade ornaments with the kids. It’s so easy with perler beads and there are so many different options.
5. Bead Pokemon Balls
And for the last of our perler bead ideas, if you kids are into the pokeman, then they’ll love to create any of these perler bead pokeman patterns! You can make big ones and small ones. My kids have quite a few in their collection.
These are just a few of the Perler Bead Ideas that we like an that we have made. For more ideas, check out our pinterest board and have fun creating!