Thursday, December 23, 2010

A fun Courtney project

Courtney had part of her Christmas already last weekend... with the "H" side of her family. She brought along one of her gifts to share with me. We had fun making something pretty!

I didn't think to get the camera out right at the beginning, but just picture in your mind a little clear plastic container of cylindrical plastic beads and a plastic pegboard.

Courtney chose the design and the colors. I told her where to place the beads, and she did most of the placing. And then when I did think about the camera and tried to take a picture, she decided to hide our work (a new phase of teasing has arisen, methinks).

Okay, teasing over (for the moment). Here's what it looked like.

Closer, even:

But, it's not done yet! We had to put this special paper over it (hmmm... hidden again)....

.... and then iron it (with Grandma's "vintage?" 40-year-old iron).

That moose came along for the ride. They seemed to really be eyeing each other.

This next picture slipped in here just because it's cute. :-)

Viola! Here is our finished product, after the iron melted the beads together. Plus there are a couple of items made by Courtney and Mommy previously (a caterpillar and a bumblebee, in case you couldn't tell).

Cute, huh? And very fun.

And on that note, I'm going to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I shall be back sometime after Christmas Day. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget the real reason for the season!


Anonymous said...

You guys are very creative.

I particularly like the symmetry star.


Grandma G said...

Oh... I forgot to mention that there was a page of directions and examples to follow. Shhhh! ;)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh,memories. My kids loved these! I still have a jar of beads. Hope you have a great Christmas!

live a colorful life said...

What are those called? Charlotte would love those too! And that picture you slipped in just because it was cute? Beyond cute--adorable!

Merry Christmas, dear friend!

Grandma G said...

They're called Fun Fusion.

Auntie Kris said...

We LOVE these beads. They are also called Perler Beads. You can go online and purchase the beads by color. You wouldn't believe the projects you can see online.
Jenna and Jaime have been making these for about 3 years, and still pull them out and make them frequently.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kris... that's good to know!

I did a search and found a gallery of projects... WOW! There are some really creative people out there!