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 & Luigi 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!
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 3: Create a head.
Step 4: Add arms.
Step 5: Create pants.
Step 6: Add shoes and a handle.
Step 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.
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?
This post was originally featured on Crafts Unleashed!