The cutest perler bead bunny:
OK, can we all agree that this winter was unusually long, cold and did I mention long?
We live in the Pacific North West and within the past few days, the cherry blossoms are finally in bloom. The beauty of the pink flowers are giving me hope that spring IS here to stay.
Along with fresh flowers and budding trees, little fluffy bunnies are a great reminder that the snow has left us until next winter.
This past week, as the kids saw the sure signs of spring everywhere, they asked for some cute spring related craft projects. These super cute bunny crafts kept them busy for quite some time. But our family’s go-to activity has been Perler beads for many years.
Our older kids LOVE creating pixel art with Perler beads and the little ones work on their fine motor skills, counting and color sorting with all these Perler projects. We have made cute bowls out of Perler beads and Christmas ornaments that were a huge hit with the grandparents.
Supplies needed to make cute perler bead bunny:
We created this adorable spring bunny, which doubles perfectly as an Easter bunny when you add the cute Easter eggs to the creation.
Use these printable templates for an easy recreation of the cutest bunnies of the season.
To download either of the templates:
Complete the form below the image or click on the image and complete the information. The template will instantly be emailed to you.
- Print either the spring bunny template or the Easter bunny template.
- Place the template under the hexagon bead board.
- Have a great time adding the Perler beads to the board. Feel free to change the colors as you see fit. There’s no exact science to these things.
- Once you are done, dig your ironing board and iron out of whatever deep, dark storage place you have.
- Fire up the iron to a “high”/ cotton setting.
- Cover the bead plate with a piece of parchment paper.
- Iron the parchment-covered beads.
- Do NOT put the hot iron directly on to the Perler beads, they will stick to your iron and you may just have to buy a new one
- – and no one needs that kind of stress.
- Run the iron over the parchment paper several times.
- If you lift the parchment paper OFF the beads, the beads should be connected and not come apart.
- Lift the connected beads off the bead board and cover the backside with parchment paper and iron.
- Let the creation cool before you let the kids handle it.
These Easter bunnies and Easter eggs will look adorable on a spring tree, like this one.
Our oldest kids (tween boys) have also enjoyed Perler beads the past several years. These Pokemon and Minecraft inspired creations were a huge hit with the boys.
If you are looking for even more Perler creations, don’t miss these 17 fun ideas. See, Perler beads will keep your kids busy for hours – and the best part is that your iron and ironing board will (finally) be put to good use!