Monday, February 2, 2009

Product Review: Perler Beads

Since today is the 6th time Eva has gotten a Perler Bead stuck on her bottom tooth, I figured I’d better write about how great these things are. Yeah, I know, we don’t worry about our kids choking on things, we worry about them getting them stuck on their teeth.

Santa brought little starter sets of these cool things, and the boys went so nutty over them that I sprung for the tub o’beads at Michael’s (don’t be dumb like me: wait for the coupon to come out because the tub is like $13). Still, I’ll happily pay that for hours of fun and creative outlet.

Basically you put these plastic beads on boards that look like tiny cleats. You make cool designs (you have no idea how many different options there are; even Glow-in-the-Dark Perler beads!!!). Then you have an adult iron the board so the beads melt together.

Sorry about this one ... I forgot to get it flipped sideways for the posting and I'm posting this off-site. Just turn your bean to the left to see it ...

You know how I don’t iron clothes, right? So for a few days the boys would only wait until their dad got home to iron their Perler bead designs. Then I got fed up with being treated like a domestic moron and took over.

Look out! Mommy’s ironing!

Apparently I got the job because the boys now want “Mommy to do it.” Good Lord, next I’ll be sewing BUTTONS on stuff!!!!!!!


  1. Those are really cute!

    I don't iron either...I figure that's what the "wrinkle release" function on my dryer is for!

  2. Those are a lot of fun. My daughter used to make crafts with perler beads at day care when we lived in Wisconsin. I've never actually used them at home, though.

  3. I don't iron either!! And I don't sew buttons back on unless it's absolutely neccessary to salvage a very favorite piece of clothing. The toys look pretty cool. I'll have to remember these when my grandkids come to visit.....if I could just remember what I did with the iron?!

  4. Love Perler Beads! My girls have been making these creations for years. Here's a great place to get a really good selection Perler Beads


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