Learn how to make Perler bead bracelets – a fun accessory for young kids and tweens!
You can make them as colorful as you want or monotone – let the kids be designers of their own jewlery.
There’s something really cool about being able to make your own accessories, or to make DIY jelwery to gift to your friends – and these colorful Perler bead bracelets are sure to be a hit.
If you are throwing a slumber party for your kid, why not have this activity (with parental supervision naturally as ironing is required).
So stylish aren’t they?
How to Make Perler Bead Bracelets
You will need:
- 5.5” square pegboard
- perler beads
- perler bead ironing paper
- small bead tweezers
- 8oz tall skinny Mason jars
Step by Step Instructions
Pick out the colors you will use for your bracelet . With your bead tweezers carefully pick up one bead at a time and place it onto your pegboard.
We are making a 29 beads long and 3 beads wide bead bracelet.
Make a pattern you like – switch different colors, make random colors, use 2 or 10 – however you like it.
Once you are happy with the pattern, carefully place a piece of ironing paper over top of the beads and iron for several seconds (check the instructions that came with the beads) or until you can see the beads start to fuse together.
Remove the iron. Now carefully pull the paper back off the pegboard (be cautious as it will be hot) and peal the beads off the paper – immediately press them around the mason jar, don’t let them cool.
When the beads have cooled enough (but are still warm) so that you can touch them, remove the bracelet from the mason jar and place the two ends together overlapping and hold until completely cooled (see image below).
Once fully cooled your DIY Perler bead bracelets are ready to be worn.