My kids are really into Perler beads again! Three-year-old Anna fills in our heart pegboard over and over (excellent fine motor skills practice!) while the three older kids create their own quick and easy designs. Today I am featuring a few of my favorites, starting with this cute white cat!
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Quick and Easy Perler Bead Designs for Kids
Seven-year-old Johnny came up with the Yoda design above. Six-year-old Lily came up with the pink bunny below. It reminds me of her pink bunny Halloween costume!
My kids are always working on new people designs with their Perler beads! This new one that my seven-year-old came up with is my favorite:
Perler beads have two downsides: lots of tiny pieces (pre-ironing) and you have to iron them. My son saw a picture of Qixels somewhere and he thinks they look really cool – and they don’t need an iron! They remind me of Beados, which we were sent to review last year and my have enjoyed. I am excited to see craft kits that are designed with boys in mind – my son is consistently frustrated by the girly-ness of most craft kits. Have you tried them with your kids? What did you think?
The After School linky is a space to share learning and fun for children aged 5-12 years old. Here are my favorite posts from last week’s linky:
Creative Math Art for Kindergarten from Highhill Education
Mondrian Suncatcher Art from School Time Snippets
Gratitude Journals from Creative Family Fun
Now it’s your turn to link up your top after school activities for kids aged 5-12! I pin and re-share favorites every week, and so do my wonderful co-hosts!