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  • Kites a-Flyin'

    Designed By The Perler Design Team

    Create a colorful collection of kites with Perler Beads! These make great suncatchers in a sunny window.


# Beads Needed:
Magenta - 16
Red - 126
Hot Coral - 173
Cheddar - 254
Yellow - 114
Green - 180
Light Blue - 117
Pastel Lavender - 100
Purple - 129

1. Download the Kites a-Flyin’ Project Pattern. Use the large square, large star, and small star pegboards for your projects. If you’re using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place all the beads for the design.

2. Cover the completed design with the ironing paper. Keeping the iron level, gently iron the beads in a circular motion for about 10 seconds to fuse the beads evenly. Ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Warning: Parents—the ironing must be done by an adult only. Some irons may emit steam. Please keep children at a safe distance.

3. 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 pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

4. Assembly: To create a kite tail, cut a length of ribbon and glue it to the kit. Glue the “knots” to the tail as shown in the photograph.

Use thread to attach the flag to the flagpole as shown here.

Kites a-Flyin' assembly

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Other Supplies

  • Assorted ribbons
  • Thread
  • Craft glue

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