This watermelon perler bead keychain is the perfect kid craft for summer. Check out the easy watermelon pattern!
In the midst of spring cleaning and summer planning we have been doing a whole lot of perler bead crafting! You can find these little beads just about anywhere and when you are crafting with them they tend to get everywhere!!
Especially if you are crafting with energetic little boys like I am. *wink* Today we are sharing this cute Watermelon Perler Bead Key Chain craft complete with a pattern and tutorial!
Originally posted on U Create.
The boys have also been making these perler bead Mario minis, perler bead bubble wands and the cutest Minion cup covers.
Perler Bead Watermelon Keychain
- circular perler bead peg board
- 48 pink beads
- 22 green beads
- 19 glow-in-the-dark beads
- 3 black beads
- parchment paper
- jump ring
- key fob or mini lanyard
1: place green beads along the outside row of the peg board creating a half circle.
2: line the glow-in-the-dark beads inside of the green semi circle.
3: place three black beads inside of the semi circle.
4: fill the semi circle with pink beads.
5: cover the beads carefully with a piece of parchment paper and use an iron to melt the beads. Tip: melt until the holes in the beads starts to disappear. Repeat the melting process on the other side of the project as well.
6: attach the jump ring to the top of the watermelon through a hole in a bead. Tip: if all of the holes are melted shut, use a needle to poke a hole. Attach a key fob to the jump ring to complete the project.
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Crafting essentials for perler bead projects:
- We love using this flat bottom dry iron for perfect bead melting every time.
- These perler bead tweezers are ideal for grasping and picking up beads.
- This Perler Bead Peg Board system is our favorite because it interlocks together for larger projects.
- These stackable storage containers make keeping our perler beads organized and tidy easy.
This little key chain reminds me of summer time and back yard barbecues! It would be the perfect craft for an end of the school year celebration, watermelon themed party or summer camp! Confession: my favorite part is that it glows in the dark!
Have you made any fun perler bead crafts? If you love this perler bead watermelon keychain, please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest!