Hi guys!! Have you tried tapping into your childs creativity with their love of a favorite character? That’s what we did when we created these Mario Perler Bead Bubble Wands. With summer in full swing, now is a great time to create interactive projects with the kids that can be used all season long.
Lets create a bubble wand! Bonus points that these are perfect for the Mario fans in our house.
Supplies that you will need:
How to make these Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands:
1: Organize the supplies. For each wand you will need: 23 green or red beads, 16 tan beads, 16 black beads, 15 blue beads, 7 clear beads and 2 yellow beads.
2: On a large perler bead pegboard, build each wand using the beads. Keep a section of Mario and Luigi’s hat open for bubble blowing.
3: Create a head.
4: Add arms.
5: Create pants.
6: Add shoes and a handle.
7: Cover the beaded character with white ironing paper and use the iron to melt the perler beads together. Melt the tops of the beads until the holes begin to close. Repeat on the other side of the project.
When the bubble wands have cooled simply dip them into bubble solution for hours of bubble making fun! We made a bubble solution using dish soap and a bit of warm water. It worked like a charm.
Crafting essentials for perler bead projects:
- We love using this flat bottom dry iron (aff link) for perfect bead melting every time.
- These perler bead tweezers (aff link) are ideal for grasping and picking up beads.
- This Perler Bead Peg Board system (aff link) is our favorite because it interlocks together for larger projects.
- These stackable storage containers (aff link) make keeping our perler beads organized and tidy easy.
Our kids absolutely love playing with perler beads! I think that it is because there are so many fun designs that can be created. The sky is the limit! What would you make with these fun craft supplies?
Be sure to check out some of our other Perler Bead Designs…
This post was originally featured on Crafts Unleashed!