Creative Play with Fusible Beads

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My kids really struggled with fusible beads the first time I pulled them out, but they have since gotten very creative with them, so they have become part of our rainy day activities! Ours are Pyssla beads from IKEA, but you buy Perler beads in most stores, and they are the exact same thing, at least as far as I can tell!

The kids are a little Star Wars crazed at the moment. Johnny (five years old) discovered that Perler beads are perfect for making miniature light sabers, and Emma (seven years old) has gotten even more creative:

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Can you tell which Star Wars character this is meant to be?

Princess Leia made out of fusible beads

 

Do your kids play with fusible beads? What’s the most creative thing they have made?

Comments

  1. says

    I saw those at IKEA last time and considered them since I had so much fun with them growing up. Maybe next time, I’ll get some to try. They were very reasonably priced. I’m going to guess Princess Leia. How creative and cute!

  2. says

    My girls loved fusable beads but they had to do them at friends’ houses. It was so messy with the beads everywhere that I never bought any. I was so paranoid about choking hazards for the younger kids.

    • says

      Anna isn’t crawling yet, but once she starts I will have to be more careful. Johnny, Lily, and Emma are so close in age that none of them were putting things in their mouths much once Emma was old enough to enjoy fusible beads.

  3. says

    Leah!

    We played with them a little a few years ago, and the kids loved it, and then I got some more and have promptly forgotten to get them out again…… I’m sure you’ve never done that :)

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