perler beads

When I was younger I used to play with melty (or Perler) beads all the times and make little rainbows and flowers, but I just recently discovered how fun these could be. I was feeling crafty one day but being a broke college student, I did not have much money. So I went to Michaels and found this Little Mermaid bead kit on sale and decided to try it out, and I'm so glad that I did. 
Flounder + Ariel
Making these brought back fond childhood memories. Basically what you do is place different colored beads on a pegboard to create a design, and when you're done you cover it with wax paper and then iron each side for about twenty seconds. Then you just let it cool and you're done. 

Kerropi + Hello Kitty

You can turn them into magnets, keychains or use them for other decorative purposes. I've even seen some people use them to make coaster, picture frames and hair clips. After I finished the kit I went out to buy more beads and started making more characters and designs. It's fun and relaxing, and if you're ever bored and need an inexpensive activity you should try them out!
Link from Legend of Zelda

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