Earth Day perler beads crafts are excellent ways to celebrate this holiday and enjoy hands-on activities with your kids.
These fun crafts feature 8 Earth Day 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 Earth Day patterns.
Excellent Crafts for Earth Day Fun for Kids
Looking for simple yet special ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids? Try these perler bead crafts!
My boys and I have celebrated Earth Day in so many ways over the years. (In fact, find all of our Earth Day Fun on this page.) We've read books, enjoyed hands-on activities (like our free cootie catchers), played games, and more.
Recently, my boys have also really had a blast with perler bead activites. 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 Earth Day celebration!
I can't wait to surprise my boys with these printable patterns of Earth Day perler beads to create awesome crafts. Some different ways to use these Earth Day crafts are:
- celebrate Earth Day (April 22)
- Earth Day party
- rainy day fun
- brain breaks
- boredom busters
- library craft
- frugal gifts
- just because
Learn More About These Earth Day Perler Beads Patterns
This free printable pack of Earth Day perler bead patterns features 8 symbols. There are 4 pattern "cards" per page.
The Earth Day symbols with perler bead patterns included in this set are:
- Recycle symbol (3 green arrows)
- Faucet with water drop
- Light bulb
How to Make These Perler Bead Crafts
Enjoy your perler bead art time with kids using these tips and tricks. You'll discover that it makes it much easier to create these crafts.
I recommend that you have ALL of your supplies ready and organized.
I purchased a big canister of perler beads and perler bead pegboards that attach (in case the boys want to create large symbols). And I got a plastic craft organizer so the boys would be able sort the perler beads by colors.
Some kids enjoy using perler beads tweezer tools. These types of tools are totally optional - 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 found that you can also use parchment paper or waxed paper. This paper is placed upon your completed creation.
You'll need an iron to fuse your perler beads. Typically, 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 Earth Day perler bead patterns, I suggest going through each template and having your child select a favorite one for their first project. My boys cut out the perler bead pattern cards and placed next to their pegboards. They found it easier to make their Earth Day crafts this way.
If you don't have the exact colors, please don't worry. Use what colors you have and enjoy your special designs 😀
Creative Ideas for Enjoying Earth Day Perler Beads
Chat with your kids about their ideas for these perler bead art activities. Brainstorm ways to enjoy and share your Earth Day 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.
Also, you can also leave a space or hole near the top of your perler bead craft. You can add a key chain ring or loose binder ring. 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 Earth Day Perler Beads Patterns
YES! You're so close to enjoying hands-on holiday activities with these Earth Day crafts for kids!
And you may certainly print as many copies of these Earth Day perler bead patterns as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If you have co-workers or friends who'd enjoy these free printables, please share this post. Thank you for sharing - I appreciate your cooperation!
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Hope you have a super fun Earth Day celebration with your kids -especially with these crafts!