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Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

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This Fourth of July kids crafts idea is so fun that the adults will want to join in too.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

While flipping through summer craft projects in the the Joann Cape Discovery catalog, I saw this Perler Beads Starfish Necklace. Now it may be hard to believe but I’ve never seen Perler Beads before, and they looked like a fun kids summer crafts idea for Elise and me.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

We sat down and made a monkey first. Then a heart. And an “E”. And then a bee. And because I’m always looking to make functional, usable things, we made a set of DIY drink coasters for the Fourth of July. The Fourth also happens to be my husband Shane’s birthday so we tend to decorate it up in red, white and blue.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Perler Beads are recommended for 5 and up. Elise is only 3-1/2 but she did really well with them, especially with the smaller boards. And I loved them too and made a star. Happy summer crafting!

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

WANNA MAKE IT? Free step-by-step tutorial and supply list for making Fourth of July coasters from Perler Beads –>

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Supplies for making Fourth of July kids crafts coasters:

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How to make a Fourth of July kids crafts coasters:

Choose the circle or star Perler Bead board and start laying out your white borders.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Continue with the white outlines.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Start filing in with red and blue, alternating colors.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

When it’s finished, it will look like this:

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Now this step is just for adults. Carefully place ironing paper or parchment paper over top the beads. Heat your iron on dry (no steam!) on medium setting. Iron till melted together, about 10 seconds, moving the iron in circles to make sure to get everything. I liked to turn the beads while ironing so they melted more evenly.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Remove the paper and let beads cool. Now you can iron until the beads completely melt together and we did that on a few, but Elise and I kind of like the holes.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Flip over and iron the other side.

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

Fourth of July Kids Crafts Perler beads

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5 Responses to “Fourth of July Kids Crafts: Perler Bead DIY Coasters”


  1. Ewenique Says:

    When the were young, my children loved making coasters and Christmas ornaments with these beads. When I use a coaster today, sweet memories come back. It’s a fun and easy craft to do with a group of kids, too. I especially like your red, white, and blue stars for 4th of July!


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