Wednesday, July 03, 2013

boredom buster: perler beads

It's non-stop perler beads at our house this week. Do your kids love these, too?

We've had them for years and years in our cupboard, but they've never seen this level of popularity before. I think I can blame it on summer boredom + some new-found ironing skills.

I finally taught Mabel and Oliver how to iron their own creations, which has made all the difference.

(Do you think these skills would translate to Mike's dress shirts? Because that! That would be something.)


  1. I didn't even know they still made those. My sister and I used to create things with those all summer. Great boredom buster.

  2. We are HUGE fans of perler beads! My girls still occasionally drag them out and create something. :)

  3. fun fun fun good cure for boredom. Love that picture of Mabel. She is so pretty and growing up so fast.

  4. Stephanie,
    If they master the ironing skill, you are more than welcome to send them over to my house! That is the one housework thing that I really don't like to do. Have a wonderful summer with your family.

  5. You just made my heart skip a beat.... children ironing men's work shirts!? A girl can dream....

  6. My kids can (do!) work on Perler beads for hours at a time. HOURS! The older the kids, the younger kids, the boys, the girls - they all love them. We discovered them about 5 years ago and have loved them ever since. I recommend them to everyone.


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