These 4th of July perler bead crafts are fantastic ways to celebrate this holiday and enjoy hands-on activities with your kids.
These fun crafts feature 10 Fourth of July symbols. And you can use these DIY crafts in so many ways!
Find out more about this type of perler bead art and get your free printable set with patriotic patterns.
Fantastic Crafts for 4th of July Fun for Kids
Looking for simple yet special ways to celebrate Fourth of July with your kids? You'll love these perler bead crafts!
My boys and I have celebrated 4th of July (Independence Day) in so many ways over the years. (In fact, find all of our 4th of July Fun on this page.) We've read books, enjoyed hands-on activities, played games, and more.
Lately, my boys enjoyed making crafts with perler beads. They love using these small plastic beads (also called Hama beads) to make all sorts of cute creatures, critters, and characters. The boys turn these DIY crafts into little toys, keychains, and decor.
Of course, I looked for ways to combine their interests with our upcoming 4th of July celebration!
I can't wait to surprise my boys with these printable 4th of July perler bead patterns to create super cool crafts. Some different ways to use these Fourth of July crafts are:
- celebrate Independence Day (July 4)
- 4th of July party or picnic
- rainy day fun
- brain breaks
- boredom busters
- library craft
- patriotic gifts
- just because
Learn More About These 4th of July Perler Beads Patterns
This free printable pack of 4th of July perler bead patterns feature 10 symbols.
The 4th of July symbols with perler bead patterns included in this set are:
- Patriotic hat (often referred to as Uncle Sam hat)
- Ice cream cone
- Flag heart
- Large fireworks
- Small fireworks
How to Make These Patriotic Heart Perler Bead Crafts
Have a blast with your perler bead art time using these tips and tricks. You'll find that it makes it much easier to create these crafts.
I suggest that you have ALL of your supplies ready and organized.
I got a big canister of perler beads and perler bead pegboards that attach (in case the boys want to create large symbols). And I bought a plastic craft organizer so the boys would be able to sort the perler beads by colors.
Many kids enjoy using perler beads tweezer tools. These tools are totally optional. In fact, my boys prefer to use their fingers.
Put your perler bead creation (on the pegboard) on a flat surface.
The set of perler bead pegboards that I bought includes reusable ironing paper. I've discovered that you can also use parchment paper or waxed paper. This paper is placed upon your finished creation.
You'll need an iron to fuse your perler beads. I set the temperature of my iron to a medium heat. When your iron is warm, press firmly on the ironing paper and slowly move around. I check the perler bead creation about every 30 seconds to see how well the beads are melting together.
When using these 4th of July perler bead patterns, I suggest looking at each symbol and having your child select a favorite one for their first project.
If you don't have the exact colors, absolutely no worries. Use what colors you have and enjoy your special designs 😀
Creative Ways to Enjoy These 4th of July Crafts
Chat with your kids about their ideas for these perler bead art activities. Brainstorm ways to enjoy and share your Fourth of July perler bead crafts, too.
One idea is to start a collection of perler bead crafts. My boys like to put their crafts in their bedrooms, as well as decorate our shelves and bookcases with them. The boys have quite a collection now by using our Pokemon, Minecraft, Super Mario, soccer, and more.
Your kids can use this type of craft for keys, decorate party gift bags (super cute gift tags!), and party favors.
Get Your Free Pack of 4th of July Perler Bead Patterns
High five! You're so close to enjoying hands-on holiday activities with these 4th of July crafts for kids!
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