8 Days. 8 days until school is out. Well, my son is already out of preschool, but my daughter has 8 more days left of Kindergarten. It is exciting...and a bit overwhelming. I am thrilled to be able to see my daughter more and to be able to go do fun activities together during the day! But I am also a bit worried about balancing it all too.
So I have started coming up with a Summer Plan! A calendar of activities to do each day so that there is always a plan in place. I hope this will help stave off summer boredom and I hope it will help all of us accomplish more during the day while enjoying our time together. I hope.
One of the activities that both of my children LOVE to do is Perler Beads. (We call them Hot Beads in our house.) You know what I'm talking about right? You put the little beads on a pegboard and create fun shapes and patterns and then you iron them together?
Perler Beads are SO. MUCH. FUN! And my children will sit and work on them for hours. Literally, hours. Even my 3 year old has fun doing this!
So with the help of JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, I was able to get my hands on a few more Perler bead buckets, boards and even a really cool book to help start our summer off on the right foot!
Did you know that JoAnn has a whole catalog filled with really fun Summer Kid Craft Ideas? It is chock full of amazing ideas! You'll want to be sure to check that out here.
There are so many cool projects in the catalog, but I knew both of my children would enjoy creating the Starfish Perler Bead Necklace idea!
So we went to the store and with the help of JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store, we were able to purchase some really neat Perler Bead supplies!
Now I want to digress just a moment to tell you about this AMAZING Perler Pattern Book I found!! I think it was about $8 or $9 and it well worth every penny in my opinion. My children love the shaped Perler Bead Boards but this pattern book takes hot beads to the next level!
It is full of real-sized patterns to create a lot of really fun shapes and objects using normal-shaped clear Perler Boards! You simply lay a clear board over the pattern and use it as a guide to put your beads in place. How AMAZING is that!? My daughter is thrilled to be able to create endless patterns and objects now!
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Ooh I love Joanne Fabrics! You're kids look like they had so much fun making these!
My kids loved these when they were smaller too. So much fun!
I love Perler beads and have been wanting to try them with my 4 year old but thought maybe he was too young. But maybe I'll give them a try since your 3 year old enjoyed them. Thanks!