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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How to Create Pictures With Melting Beads or Fuse Beads

Melting bead or fuse bead crafts are a lot of fun for young and old alike. The projects do require some time and patience but it is meditating as well and great for the fine motor skills. When kids create these projects, it is recommended that parents or supervisors iron the figures for them to prevent any injuries.

 

 

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 1

1. Select the picture you would like to make and place the pegs on the board accordingly.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 2

2. Then you will need a piece of baking paper. The advantage of such paper is that it takes the heat of the iron and prevents the melting beads from ruining the iron.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 3

3. Place the baking paper over the figure.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 4

4. Set your iron to the middle setting and once it is hot, iron back and forth over the entire figure for about 10 or more seconds until you have the feeling that the beads are all fusing with each other. You can always lift the paper a little to check if the beads are fusing to one another, too.

Do not over iron or it will not look good anymore and the colors will have fused too much together.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 5

5. You may notice the beads have adhered a little to the paper after you have ironed. That is no problem. Once they start cooling, the paper pulls away from the beads. Leave the paper over the beads.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 6

6. Then place a heavy book or stack of paper on top of the figure while it is cooling. This will help it stay flat.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 7

7. Once the figure is cooled down, remove the paper and turn the figure over. Place a piece of the paper on an ironing board and then place the figure on top of the paper.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 8

8. Then place a second piece of the paper over the figure.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 9

9. You will now iron the figure from the other side to help make it more stable. Iron only a couple of seconds so that this side of the figure stays pretty.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 10

10. You can flip the figure over again and iron from the first side a couple of seconds again if you like. Then remove the figure from the ironing board to cool down.

Melting Beads or Fuse Beads Tutorial 11

11. While cooling, place again a heavy book or stack of paper on it to keep it flat while it is cooling. If you do not do this, the figure may curl up some.

 

 

 

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