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Fuse bead magnets

Great craft idea for children
Author: supermagnete, Uster, Switzerland
Online since: 26/11/2019, Number of visits: 3043
Upgrade your fuse bead design pieces. Thanks to magnets you can attach the colourful creations to refrigerators or other metal surfaces. Creating these fuse bead magnets is a wonderful activity for a rainy day or a children’s birthday party.

Materials needed

  • Fuse beads in different colours
  • Pegboards
  • Ferrite disc magnets, e.g. Ø 20 mm
  • UHU adhesive
  • Parchment paper
  • Iron and ironing board (or other heat-resistant surface)
These fuse bead magnets are very easy and quick to make. Start by choosing a suitable design. You can find countless patterns on Pinterest, for example. Once you decided on a design, arrange the fuse beads on the pegboard according to the chosen pattern. The next step should only be completed by an adult because the iron and the ironed beads can get very hot.
Place your fuse bead design on an ironing board or other heat-resistant surface and cover the fuse beads with parchment paper. Set the iron to a medium temperature, ideally between 130 and 150 degrees. Next, move the iron over the fuse beads using circular motions and light pressure. Stop once the colours of all beads show more vividly through the parchment paper. Carefully remove the parchment paper and let your design cool. It is best to place a book on top of larger pieces to prevent them from bending out of shape while cooling.
As the last step, place a small amount of UHU adhesive on a ferrite magnet and press it firmly onto your fuse bead design. Let the glue dry for at least one day before using the fuse bead magnets. These colourful magnets look great on a refrigerator, magnetic boards or magnetic strips.

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