Even adults will love making these buffalo check Perler bead Christmas ornaments!
Over the summer I introduced my two little boys to Perler Beads. I remember loving playing with them when I was little so it was no surprise that they took right to them. Perler Beads are great for practicing hand-eye coordination, following patterns, and creative play when they come up with their own designs.
And there is no reason that their creative play can’t help you have some fun new trendy decor for Christmas! Buffalo check is a hot pattern right now so how fun would it be to use that pattern to make Christmas ornaments in a form that the kids can make.
I have designed 3 Christmas buffalo check ornament patterns that you can download here. They include a poinsettias, a reindeer head, and ho, ho, ho with holly.
For the colors you will need black, dark gray, light gray, white, red, green, dark brown, gold, and 3 shades of pink.
And here is a break down of how many Perler beads you will need for each ornament:
Ho Ho Ho (Black 112, White 112, Dark Gray 108, Light Gray 114, Red 65, Green 28, Gold 19)
Poinsettia (Black 120, White 84, Dark Gray 88, Light Gray 88, Red 160, Gold 24)
Deer (Dark Pink 119, Pink 114, Light Pink 117, Brown 81, Gold 19)
You will also need large, square boards.
Once the patterns are made, iron the Perler Beads for your child per the directions that come with them. Be sure that the “hook” at the top is melted well so that you don’t have to worry about it breaking when hanging.
Give these buffalo check Perler bead Christmas ornaments a try!
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