Your preschooler will love creating with new, larger size fusible beads…perfect for small hands to manipulate and arrange on a pegboard. Let your child enjoy making up patterns of his/her own or try a ready-made pattern such as this simple house frame…perfect for gift-giving!
Decide what colors you wish your “house” to be and outline the shape of a house on your pegboard.
Use a separate color to fill in the roof section.
Add a contrasting bead color to the bottom section of house, leaving an open space in the center to add photo when project is complete.
Add beads to form chimney in a contrasting color.
Have an ADULT place ironing paper over design and iron for approximately 30 seconds with iron set on medium heat (no steam). This should be done on an ironing board or other heat resistant surface. Move iron in circular motion on top of ironing paper.
Allow to cool before removing ironing paper. Check design to make sure that all beads have fused together. If not, cover with ironing paper and heat again.
Turn cooled bead tray over on ironing board to release design. Cover design with ironing paper and repeat step 5 to fuse beads on back side of design. Allow to cool.
Cut photo slightly larger than opening size.
Cut small mat from cardstock that is roughly the same size as the bottom color on house. Adhere photo to mat and mat to back of house using Dotto permanent adhesive. (Needs to be a DRY adhesive)
Glue magnet on back of each house using craft glue.
Techniques: Patterns are included when you purchase a Biggie Bead peg board, but if you want to make your OWN pattern and keep it to use again, here’s a simple way to do it!
Cut a 6 inch square from a piece of thin white paper. Place paper on mouse pad or other soft surface. Turn peg board UPSIDE down on top of white paper…make sure points are DOWN! Press firmly on entire back surface of board to create little holes in the paper below. Remove board and use markers to color in your pattern – using the small indentations as a guide for color placement.