Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

Make Your Own Dominoes from Perler Beads

Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Or perhaps you enjoy perler bead activities and projects? Imagine combining the two. Well that’s just what we did! 🙂 Read on to see how.

Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

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Using Perler beads, we created our own dominoes and put our own fun twist on them by using colors and even making some wild tiles!

What You’ll Need

Perler beads (we used the Biggie Beads)

Biggie Bead Pegboard (the smaller sized pegboard will not work with the Biggie Beads)

An iron (I’ve used several different brands of irons but this is my favorite brand – I swear it heats the Perler beads faster than any other iron)

What to Do

Begin by making your dominoes from Perler beads.

Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

Miss 6 had the idea of making four-colored dominoes so we decided those would be perfect to use as “wild dominoes.” If you use a “wild domino” while playing, you can use either one of the two colors on the end- so you have two color options for that side instead of only one.

Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

Once you’ve filled your pegboard with your dominoes, place one of the included ironing sheets (or parchment paper) on the top and carefully iron them until they are fused together (we placed our iron on med-high heat).

Once they’ve cooled, it’s time to play!

Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

Perler bead activities for kids - diy color dominoes from the art kit

When you’re done playing, you can store them in a bag for later. We use these bags – they come in many different fun colors and patterns and the zipper makes them easy to open and close.

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See a video tutorial here.

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