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4 Easy Steps

4 easy steps
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  1. Working on a flat surface, create your design by placing beads one by one on a Perler peg board. Follow our patterns or be creative and make your own!
  2. This step is to be done by an adult*: Preheat a dry household iron to the medium setting. When carrying the bead design to the iron, be careful not to tip or bump the beads from the peg board! Cover the beads 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. When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. If you are working on a 3-D project, DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make assembly more challenging.
  3. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Lift your design from the peg board and flip the design over onto your ironing surface. Cover it with the ironing paper and iron the other side to fuse it evenly. Your peg board and ironing paper are reusable.
  4. Show off your finished design! Take a picture and post it to our Gallery for all to see.

    *WARNING:
    The ironing must be done by an adult only. Some irons may emit steam. Please keep children at a safe distance.

    **Biggie Beads need about 20-30 seconds per side to fuse beads evenly. Depending on the size of project (medium/large) additional heating time may be required.

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