Chances are if you have children between the ages of 5-10 you're already familiar with perler beads. They're fun plastic beads that you arrange on a grid (creating some kind of picture or design) and then use an iron to melt the beads together. My children love perler beads! If you're looking for a nice quiet activity that will keep your young ones busy, perler beads are it!



The other day while my kids were creating with our collection of perler beads, I sat down to join them. It didn't take long before the creative juices started flowing and before I knew it, I had a cute little perler bead banner.

To make a perler bead banner of your own you'll need to gather a few supplies:

perler bead kit (can be purchased at any craft store)
iron
embroidery floss
needle

I used the square grid we had in our kit to create each letter, one at a time, then used my iron to melt the beads together.

Once my letters were complete I threaded a length of black embroidery floss in my needle, then strung my letters together.

It took about 20 minutes to make the banner from start to finish. Of course you could use any color combination or lettering to fit your needs. I think it would be perfect to use this banner for a robot party.

The perler bead letters are also the perfect little gift topper!