Our rainbow heart bead coaster is the perfect Valentine gift for family and/or your favorite teacher! Spread the love with our fuse bead coasters. What I love about using fuse beads is how long it keeps my KIDS STILL! Ha ha. No, seriously, this activity will keep your little ones entertained for a good hour or two.
Using the fuse boards helps keep the fuse beads in place. Kids will get to practice their fine motor skills placing each individual bead on the board. If you want to use this as a classroom activity, you can talk about colors and have kids create a pattern with in their design. Then have students try and identify another classmates pattern!
What you need:
- Large Fuse Bead Boards or Fantastic Shape Fuse Bead Boards
- Vivid Fuse Beads
- Fuse Bead Assortment
- Colorful Translucent Fuse Beads
- Holiday Fuse Beads
- Ironing Paper
Using the fuse beads create your pattern and or design on the fuse bead board of choice. The fantastic fuse bead boards are a good size for coasters. The large fuse bead boards would also make nice coasters and possibly cute hot pads.
Place the beads on the fuse boards. When you have completed your design, place a sheet of ironing paper over your design. Using the iron, set to medium heat, press gently over your design on top of the ironing paper. Apply heat for 10-15 seconds.
Let the beads cool. Flip over the board and place another ironing sheet over the back side of the design. Repeat with heat for 10-15 seconds. Cool.
Note: have an adult you the iron.
That’s it!! Super simple, right!? Don’t you just love this rainbow heart bead coaster? Head on over to our Facebook page and share your fuse bead activities with us! What other crafts can you make using fuse beads?