I had a very busy week, so I never finished the bear and I skipped out on the baby shower, so I haven't posted those projects yet. Yesterday, I had an urge to work with perler beads again, so I did several projects with them. Today, I am sharing the Angry Birds Magnets.
I didn't find many perler patterns for Angry Birds. I used patterns for the pigs and red bird, and I looked at the online images of the game for the other birds that I made.
I am including the pics of the unmelted perler beads for the patterns. I thought about making some sort of graph for my own patterns when I did the Mario post, but I wasn't able to figure out a good (i.e. quick and easy) way to do it. If the images are too small for you, you can increase the size. I hit command and the plus sign to increase the size when using Firefox on my Mac, but yours may be different.
The only pattern I completely followed is the pig, and only for the first one that I made. I ran out of the dark green, so I substituted a different green for the second one.
I didn't have enough black perler beads to outline the red bird, so I had to improvise and change it a little bit.
The following birds are my own patterns.
One of my nephews is a huge Angry Birds fan, and I recently learned that he likes Angry Birds Space a lot, so I wanted to also make him some Angry Birds Space magnets.
Angry Birds Space blue square bird:
Angry Birds Space green spotted bird:
After I put the beads on the boards, I melted the beads together. To melt them, I put wax paper over the pattern and used an iron on medium heat. This time I melted both sides. I didn't melt the visible side as much as the side that would be hidden. After the beads were melted and cooled, I used my hot glue gun to add magnets to the back.
These magnets were easy and fun to make.
While I had the perler beads out, I also made a Mario and Wario for one of my other nephews. I had to make my own Wario pattern, and I will share it sometime soon. I also made some cute floppy discs that I will share in a upcoming kawaii perler post.