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  • Boats Afloat

    Designed By The Perler Design Team

    Recreate fun on the water when you make these vessels out of Perler Beads. A go-fast speedboat, a fishing boat, and a canoe make fun projects for anyone. Change the colors to your favorites to make the designs uniquely your own!


# Beads Needed for the Speedboat:
Pink - 7
Pastel Yellow - 72
Cheddar - 46
Tan - 11
Rust - 81
Black - 47
White - 21

# Beads Needed for the Fishing Boat:
Peach - 38
Red - 6
Rust - 17
Orange - 15
Dark Green - 18
Light Blue - 36
Tan - 13
Light Brown - 12
Dark Brown - 2
Grey - 164
Black - 16
White - 9

# Beads Needed for the Canoe:
Peach - 18
Pink - 14
Red - 31
Pastel Yellow - 11
Cheddar - 162
Light Blue - 110
Dark Blue - 14
Light  Brown - 18
Brown - 8
Grey - 4

1. Download the Boats Afloat Project Pattern. Use the large square pegboard for your project. If you’re using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place all the beads for the design.

2. Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Let the design cool.

3. Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required.  

4. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Lift your design from the pegboard; flip the design over and repeat step #2. Your pegboard and ironing paper are reusable.

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