How to make magnets with Perler beads

Making something with Perler beads isn't just a kids' endeavor anymore. Perler beads may be used to create a variety of crafts with adult uses, including refrigerator magnets. Use these magnets to hold notes for or pictures of friends and family.
Any color may be used, and the size may be increased for a larger magnet. Make sure you increase the size of the actual magnet size if you increase the size of the project. The tutorial shows a basic two-by-two checkered pattern, but other squares may be added for a different look.
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Materials
- Perler beads, white and at least one additional color
- Square pegboard
- 2 small bowls
- Tweezers
- Ironing paper
- Iron
- Round magnet(s)
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
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Instructions
1. Set the square pegboard on the work surface, and fill a small bowl with white Perler beads.
2. Start at the bottom left corner and, using tweezers, place beads in three rows of three beads. There should be a total of nine beads.
3. Count three rows up and one row over. Repeat Step 2.
4. Fill the other small bowl with the colored beads and place them in three rows of three beads above and to the right of the initial white square.
5. Create additional squares, if desired, in open spaces on the pegboard. Leave space between the completed squares.
6. Place the ironing paper on top of the squares and iron. Remove the paper.
7. Flip over the squares and iron the other side.
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8. Place a dab of glue on the back of each magnet and adhere one to each completed square.
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