These patriotic heart perler bead crafts are super cool ways to help your kids enjoy creative hands-on activities.
These fun crafts feature 10 varieties of patriotic hearts (red, white, and blue). And you can use these DIY crafts in so many ways!
Learn more about this type of perler bead art and get your free printable set with patriotic patterns.
Creative Crafts for Patriotic Fun for Kids
Need simple yet special ways to enjoy patriotic fun with your kids? These perler bead crafts are sure to be a hit!
With several patriotic holidays coming up, I wanted some activities that my boys could work on to boost our celebrations. And these patriotic hearts are perfect for all of them ❤️️ 💙
Perler bead crafts are one of my boys’ recent obsessions. They have so much fun 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.
I can’t wait to surprise my boys with these printable patriotic heart perler bead patterns to create super cool crafts. Some different ways to use these patriotic crafts are:
- Memorial Day
- Flag Day
- celebrate Independence Day (July 4)
- Patriot Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Pearl Harbor Day
- patriotic decor
- rainy day fun
- brain breaks
- boredom busters
- library craft
- patriotic gifts
- just because
Find Out About These Patriotic Heart Perler Beads Patterns
This free printable pack of patriotic perler bead patterns feature 10 hearts.
You’ll find a variety of red, white, and blue themes. Some hearts are inspired by the American flag. Other hearts have cool patriotic designs.
These perler bead patterns are on 1 printable page. These patterns were created to be made on a square board size with 29×29 with 5mm beads. You don’t have to use that exact recommendation – use what you have 😊
How to Make These Patriotic Heart Perler Bead Crafts
Your perler bead art time will have a boost by using these tips and tricks. You’ll discover that it makes it so much easier to create these crafts.
I suggest that you have ALL of your supplies ready and organized.
I bought a big canister of perler beads and perler bead pegboards that attach (in case the boys want to modify the pattern and create larger hearts). And I got a plastic craft organizer so the boys would be able to sort the perler beads by colors.
Many children like to use these 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 enough, press firmly on the ironing paper and slowly move around. I take a peek at the perler bead creation about every 30 seconds to see how well the beads are melting together.
When using these perler bead patterns, I recommend looking at each patriotic heart and having your child select a favorite one for their first project.
Creative Ways to Enjoy These Patriotic Heart Crafts
Talk with your kids about their ideas for these patriotic perler bead art activities. Brainstorm ways to enjoy and share your perler bead crafts, too.
One idea is to start a collection of perler bead crafts. My boys 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 patriotic decor, to decorate party gift bags (super cute gift tags!), and party favors.
Get Your Free Pack of Patriotic Heart Perler Bead Patterns
WooHoo! You’ll have a blast with these hands-on patriotic activities for kids!
And you may definitely print as many copies of these perler bead patterns as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If your co-workers or friends would enjoy these free printables, please share this post. Thank you so much for sharing!
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