Kids Crafts: Perler Beads

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Perler Bead Bangles - The Southern Institute

Perler Bead BanglesThe Southern Institute

Perler beads are a quick way to keep the kids occupied for ages. They can create designs and shapes that can magically be melted into solid form to preserve their hard work. What do you do with the creations once they’re melted though? Here are some great crafts with perler beads that you might actually get some use from!

Perler Bead Bowl - Kiwi Crate

Perler Bead BowlKiwi Crate

Melt your perler beads into colorful confetti bowls! They’re a great way to store odds and ends and you could even line them with wax paper to bring homemade baked goods to a friend.

Melted Beads and Pipe Cleaner Spring Craft - Club Chica Circle

Melted Beads and Pipe Cleaner Spring Cards CraftClub Chica Circle

Use chenille stems to outline the shapes you’re creating and make some colorful ornaments. This adds a little extra fun to the standard perler bead project. The children can create their own shapes!

Melted Bead Rainbow Magnet - I Can Teach My Child

Melted Bead Rainbow Magnet - I Can Teach My Child

Display your children’s artwork with a homemade magnet too! I love that the perler beads have completely lost their shape in this project and have a really glossy look to them!

Melted Bead Love Necklace - Club Chica Circle

Melted Bead Love Necklace - Club Chica Circle

You can spell out anything you like for this cute necklace. It could also be a door hanging with the child’s name!

Kolorful Kid Couture

Kolorful Kid Couture

If your child can string beads and make paper chains, they can help you with this amazing statement necklace. It’s colorful and edgy and any mom would be proud to wear it!

For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.

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The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!

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