If you’ve never made perler bead crafts before, then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very awesome indeed! Particularly if you’re a big fan of superhero movies, we have a feeling this awesome Captain America themed DIY freezer magnet might be right up your alley.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make it happen from scratch using perler beads in red, white, and blue, arrange to look just like Captain America’s iconic shield! You’ll also find a detailed video tutorial at the end of this post to help you out along the way as well.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Round shaped template
- 124 white beads
- 180 red beads
- 24 blue beads
- WAx paper
Gather your materials! Our counts of how many beads you’ll need in each colour are based on the size of circular beading base we used. You could easily make yours bigger or smaller, but you’ll have to adjust your bead counts accordingly!
Create your white star in the middle of the circle! We started at the centre of the base, using that as the centre pointe of our star, and worked our way outward until we got the right shape, with four beads across the very middle and eight beads across the longest parts of the star from point to point.