How cute are Perler beads?! Not only do my kids love creating creatures with them, but I actually love designing Perler bead ideas myself. If you’re not in-the-know about this easy kids’ craft, allow me to enlighten you!
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Perler beads are colorful plastic beads that can be arranged on pegboards and then fused together using heat to set the beaded design in place. The classic Perler beads started as primarily a kids’ activity back in 1981, but have since amassed a following of all ages. Pixel art is a new fave among adult portrait artists (have you seen these things?!) and the first National Perler Day was celebrated in 2019 to highlight such amazing works of Perler bead art.
Whether you consider yourself a fine artist on the hunt for a new medium, or you’re just looking for fun ways to keep your kiddos entertained, these Perler bead projects are sure to get those creative juices flowing!
Perler Bead Ideas
These Perler bead ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. These designs make great gifts for kids, Christmas ornaments, or even gift tags on presents. What are you excited to make? Let me know in the comments below!