These pictures were taken over the summer. But in past couple of days, the perler beads have been pulled out again. Actually, yesterday, Graham, (my oldest and most responsible child) accidentally dumped the whole bucket of them on the floor. That was fun. Luckily, Chris was home, so we just laughed. Especially since I had just uttered the words, "Be careful you don't spill those."
I like them because for the most part, they aren't very messy... except when you spill all the beads on the floor.
I like them because they can be creative with the colors.
And they can make all different shapes. I believe this creation turned into a wolf.
And even the youngest can do this.
They can make something fast enough that they don't lose interest.
And it has to be good for those small motor skills that sometimes boys lack.
These were Italian bullets that he ended up using with a sling shot he made out of a popsicle stick and a rubber band. Boys and the strange things they think of.
You can get these at your local craft store for less than $10.
They also have them at Ikea.
It's been quite cold and rainy here. And these have helped us pass the time until Daddy gets home on more than one occasion.