Perler beads are a fun activity for kids of all ages. They’re little plastic beads that you use with a peg-style board to create designs and patterns and when heated with an iron, perler beads melt together setting the designs permanently. Kids can create a whole pile of fabulous pieces in an array of colors. Even young kids enjoy making their own designs and patterns while combining fine motor skills and creativity.
You can purchase Perler beads in a variety of kits which include the peg boards and beads, you’ll need your own iron. Mix and match sets to make your own terrific creations!
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