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:
Can you tell which Star Wars character this is meant to be?
Do your kids play with fusible beads? What’s the most creative thing they have made?