This mitten perler bead card is simple to make with perler beads and thoughtfully placed on a card you can gift to family or friends!
Perler beads are perhaps my favorite family activity. When you have multiple children in a range of ages, they are something that can entertain and yet still keep them learning at the same time.
We’ve done all kinds of bead projects – in the end, I know they have been the perfect solution to any type of day. Whether that day is a hot day or a cold, blustery wintery day, they have been the saving grace for all 5 of my kids.
I recently gave them a challenge of making perler bead projects that could serve as Valentine “puns”. I’m a huge fan of puns.. and so I wanted to share my passion for puns with my kids.
So far we’ve gotten super creative:
- OWL Always Love You!
- Heart Thinking of You
- I Love You Watts and Watts!
- And even this adorable Angel + Poem!
Mitten Perler Bead
This Perler bead Mitten combines 2 colors and brings them together to create a colorful bulb that serves as a love “pun”.
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First, gather your beads and count out each color required:
- Blue: 165
- White: 61
Get started by laying out all of your materials on a flat surface. I like to lay a clean terry towel down to prevent the beads from rolling around the table (and onto the floor!)
You’ll start the layout with cuff of the mitten, and then slowly work your way to the blue portion. When the mitten is complete, get ready to iron your creation.
Lay your wax paper atop and gently press with a warm iron for 30-35 seconds. Avoid over-pressing because the beads will melt a little too much.
I’m S-MITTEN with You Card
In addition to those items you’ll also want to have:
Once you print the card, cut the paper in half with a paper cutter, and affix your owl on top with a single adhesive dot.
That’s it! If you are sending to family or friends, place the mitten on the card with a single adhesive dot. Then place in a 5×7 adhesive sleeve. Tuck in a 5×7 envelope and mail with a single forever stamp.