Learn how to make Perler Beads Bracelets with these simple instructions. Kids will have a blast making this DIY Perler Beads Bracelet. They are so fun and colorful. Plus, they are inexpensive to make!
How to make Perler Beads Bracelets
Do your kids love to do crafts? Mine sure do! Well one day they ran out of slime supplies and wanted to do a craft. So, I pulled out the perler beads to teach them how to make perler beads bracelets. They absolutely loved this DIY Perler Beads bracelet! It’s very simple to make and kids’s have a blast making their own design. You can alternate colors and let their imagination run wild. So fun!
It would be fun to make a couple of bracelets in school colors or maybe your favorite team. They also make glow in the dark perler beads! Those would be so fun to make for a sleepover. All the kids love these so you might help your child make bracelets to give their friends. It would be a thoughtful birthday gift or just to brighten someone’s day.
I remember when everyone made friendship bracelets and gave them to their friends. Now, kids are all about Perler Beads Bracelets.
So what all do you need for DIY Perler Beads Bracelets?
Of course you need a bunch of perler beads. I have one of the large Perler Bead sets that come with tons of perler beads, ironing paper and this really handy case! It’s so nice to have all the beads sorted by color. I like this case that stacks. It’s very easy to find all the beads you need without having to sift through a ton of colors.
Now you can certainly buy all of this separate. I just found a deal on the set and it worked out to a better price. So definitely check to see what each price works out too. You may be like me and get a better deal on a set. It really does help though to have a case for the beads. There is nothing worse than thousands of beads being scattered in a million directions rolling across hard wood floors…I’m not speaking from experience or anything. 🙂
If you don’t have a good iron, it is a must for this project. You will definitely need an iron to make these bracelets.
- Perler Beads
- 5.5” square pegboard
- Perler beads
- Perler bead ironing paper
- Small bead tweezers
- 8oz tall skinny Mason jars
How to make Perler Beads Bracelets:
2. Use your beads to make a pattern into your long and skinny space.
3. Once your bead pattern is finished, carefully place a piece of ironing paper over top the beads and iron (no water or steam) for several seconds or until you can see the beads start to fuse together.
5. Once your beads have cooled a touch, remove from the Mason jar and place the two ends together overlapping and hold until completely cooled.
6. The bracelets will be ready to wear!
We love Perler Bead Crafts!
Don’t you just love these cute bracelets? You will have so much fun making these with your kids. It will also give you a break from making slime. 🙂 I love how you can customize each bracelet and really get creative. We can’t wait to hear what designs you come up with. There are so many fun things to make. The sky is the limit with these perler beads!
Perler Bead Ideas
I spotted these Chevron Perler Bead Necklaces and I think that might be our next project! I love anything chevron and how cool to have a Perler necklace in that pattern!
Another idea is to make bookmarks with perler beads. If your child loves to read or maybe you just want to encourage it, make a few bookmarks with these Perler beads. So cool!
If you are looking for more fun ideas, they actually sell Perler Patterns. I saw animals, flowers, seasons and even Super Mario! They are very reasonable and provide hours of fun! Many of the books include over 100 different patterns. Wow! Can you imagine the hours of fun you and the kids would have creating these Perler designs?
Right now its so popular to have painting parties and such right now. I have also seen pottery birthday parties. You could easily incorporate Perler Bead Crafts into a party and it would be just as fun! Plus, it would be something different for the kids to do. Get a few adults to help you iron and the kids can choose their beads and design. Everyone will have a blast!
Whether we are using things around the house like with these Water Bottle Crafts or Making Playdough, we have so much fun! Now, we can add Perler Bead Crafts to the list! What is your favorite craft activity to do? We are always looking for new ideas. Please share if you have any cool crafts that you love to make with your kids.
It’s so special too because this time creates precious memories. Everyone will remember the time you all spent together for years and years to come!