Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Hi guys!!  Have you tried tapping into your childs creativity with their love of a favorite character?  That’s what we did when we created these Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands.  With summer in full swing, now is a great time to create interactive projects with the kids that can be used all season long.  

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Lets create a bubble wand!

Supplies:

Perler Bead Pegboard

Perler Beads

Iron

White Ironing Paper

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 1:  Organize the supplies.  For each wand you will need: 23 green or red beads, 16 tan beads, 16 black beads, 15 blue beads, 7 clear beads and 2 yellow beads.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 2:  On a large perler bead pegboard, build each wand using the beads.  Keep a section of Mario and Luigi’s hat open for bubble blowing.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 3:  Create a head.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 4:  Add arms.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 5:  Create pants.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Step 6:  Add shoes and a handle.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands
Step 7:  Cover the beaded character with white ironing paper and use the iron to melt the perler beads together.  Melt the tops of the beads until the holes begin to close.  Repeat on the other side of the project.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

When the bubble wands have cooled simply dip them into bubble solution for hours of bubble making fun!  We made a bubble solution using dish soap and a bit of warm water.  It worked like a charm.

Mario & Luigi Perler Bead Bubble Wands

Our kids absolutely love playing with perler beads!  I think that it is because there are so many fun designs that can be created.  The sky is the limit!  What would you make with these fun craft supplies?

This post was originally featured on Crafts Unleashed!

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