Expand your studies of Ancient Egypt by having a go at this Ankh fuse bead design. The ankh is the most well-known of all Egyptian hieroglyphs and it meaning was “life”.
Fuse Bead Patterns
Fuse beads are not only fun to do, but they provide children an opportunity to be creative while practising manual dexterity, counting, sorting and planning skills. And a finished fuse bead design can be used as a decoration, a badge or other piece of jewellery, a fridge magnet, a bookmark - the possibilities are endless!
Fuse Bead Patterns by Holiday
- Christmas Fuse Bead Patterns
- Diwali Fuse Bead Patterns
- Easter Fuse Bead Patterns
- Halloween Fuse Bead Patterns
- Hanukkah Fuse Bead Patterns
- St Andrew's Day Fuse Bead Patterns
- St David's Day Fuse Bead Patterns
- St George's Day Fuse Bead Patterns
- St Patrick's Day Fuse Bead Patterns
- Thanksgiving Fuse Bead Patterns
Fuse Bead Patterns by Topic
- Ancient Egypt Fuse Bead Patterns
- Animal Fuse Bead Patterns
- Flag Fuse Bead Patterns
- Flower Fuse Bead Patterns
- Rangoli Fuse Bead Patterns
- Winter Olympics Fuse Bead Patterns
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Ancient Egyptians prized the scarab beetle as a symbol of the circle of life, and many amulets in its shape have been found. We have a scarab fuse bead design to print and make here.
Also known as the Eye of Horus or Wedjat, the Udjat eye was seen by the Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Make your own with our Udjat fuse bead design. Start with a small square pegboard and brown, black, blue and white beads.
Use black fuse beads for the body and yellow or green for the cat's eyes. The eyes will be even more effective if you have some "glow in the dark" beads! The cat also looks good on a background of dark blue or orange beads.
If you enjoy watching the bobsled event at the Winter Olympics, try this fuse bead bobsleigh pattern. Each bobsled carries four very brave people! Use wintery beads for the background and a square base.
We used an extra large peg board to make this super castle. Use grey or silver beads for the building, dark brown for the door and flag posts, black for the windows and choose any colour for the flags.
This cute chick fuse bead pattern makes a very cute card topper! You'll need yellow beads for the body as well as two shades of orange and black for the detail. The pattern uses a large square base board.
You'll need lots of red beads to make our China flag fuse bead pattern. It would make a nice project for Chinese New Year. We have a printable pattern to download perfect for the classroom or group activities. Ideas for using fuse beads here.
Here are five different Christmas stars for the kids to build out of fuse beads - so pretty hung on the tree!
Here's a lovely old fashioned stocking made out of fuse beads! This is more suitable for older kids as the turn down on the stocking is quite complicated. You could hang your stocking on the tree when done!
This decorated Christmas tree fuse bead pattern makes a very pretty homemade Christmas card topper, or a super Christmas tree decoration. We used yellow, blue and red beads for the "decorations" on our tree, but gold and silver beads or red and white beads would look lovely too.
This simple Christmas tree fuse bead pattern looks very pretty as a card topper on a homemade Christmas card, or hanging from a Christmas tree! We put a yellow "star" on the top but of course you could leave that out.
This Christmas Tree With Candles Fuse Bead Pattern is quick to turn out and has an old fashioned feel. Try sticking three to the front of a blank landscape card for a really special homemade Christmas card (use a sticky pad for a slightly 3d.
Crocodiles aren't so scary when they are cute like our crocodile fuse bead pattern! A fun fuse bead craft for kids doing an Australia theme, or just kids that like crocs! Ideas for using fuse beads here.
We have a special flower peg board which we used for this design, but you could use a set of four square peg boards linked together if necessary. This is a daffodil, but you could make all sorts of pretty flowers by varying the colours. A line of them along a windowsill would look lovely!
You will need a large six pointed star base for this daffodil. It is simply made with yellow and orange fuse beads, but it can be tricky to count so it is best for older kids. When you have ironed the daffodil and it has cooled, you could attach a pin to the back to make a pretty daffodil badge.
Choose bright pinks, purples, greens, reds, oranges and yellows for this diya design, which is fun to make for Diwali. The flame is a little fragile so be very careful when removing the finished creation from your peg board. We used a large square peg board for this design.
Print out our dove fuse bead pattern, grab your blue and white beads and a large square peg board, and see if you can copy the design to create this pretty dove. If you leave out the blue background and the branch, you could make a set of these to hang on the christmas tree.
If I was going to meet a dragon, this is the dragon I would like to meet! He's such a cheerful fellow, and even though he is blowing fire he doesn't look too threatening, does he?
This super eagle fuse bead design is perfect for Thanksgiving or other American holidays. We used a pale blue for the background and green for the grass (although you could leave the green off if you prefer).
You'll need lots of pretty spring-coloured fuse beads to make this frame, which spells out Happy Easter. Use it with a small photo and a photo of your children - perhaps as a fridge magnet or a small Easter gift for grandparents.
We don't expect to see an emu crossing the road in England - I wonder how often it happens in Australia? You could stick a lollipop stick on the back and push the sign into a pot plant for fun! More ideas for using our fuse beads patterns here.
Here's an England flag fuse bead pattern for use with hama, perler or own brand fuse beads. We've used a small square pegboard and the flag is the perfect size for a badge - but you will come up with many other ways to use it, I'm sure.
Our France flag fuse bead pattern is made on a large square board but it is an easy design to scale down so you could make it any size you like. We have lots of ideas for using our fuse bead patterns here.
With only two colours, this ice hockey fuse bead pattern looks simple, but you will need to count carefully! Use any "wintery" colour for the background.
This gorgeous Indian elephant is dressed in typical Indian fashion, and he's fun to make out of fuse beads.
Just for fun, a Kangaroo Road Sign Fuse Bead Pattern! Use with hama, perler or own brand fuse beads for a fun Australia Day or Australian theme activity. You could stick a lolipop stick onto the back and push into the base of a pot plant for a fun display.
You will need to count carefully to reproduce this knight’s helmet fuse bead design, complete with nose guard and cross decoration. We’ve drawn the design using grey, brown and black, but silver and gold would look even better!
We used white and black fuse beads, but you could use transparent or "glow in the dark" beads too. Fill in the background with black or dark blue if you want a picture effect, or leave blank for a badge or hanging decoration.
Here's a great Christmas activity for older kids - reproducing our Santa pattern with their fuse beads! You will need 4 large boards and good counting skills to replicate him.
This leprechaun fuse bead pattern makes a super badge (pin) for St Patrick's Day, as well as a card topper or part of a mobile.
We used white and black fuse beads, but you could use transparent or "glow in the dark" beads too. Fill in the background with black or dark blue if you want a picture effect, or leave blank for a badge or decoration.
Few people are brave enough to try to luge at the Winter Olympics, but it is often one of the most exciting events! Have a go at this Luge Fuse Bead Pattern with your hama or other fuse beads. We used a large square base.
Here's an Olympic Rings Fuse Bead Pattern that children can copy. It makes a great badge or magnet. We used a large square for the base. You will need beads in the Olympic colours: blue, yellow, black, green and red, plus lots of white beads for the background.
This rainbow fuse bead pattern uses a large circular peg board and is very pretty when made up and ironed! Maybe fun to make for St Patrick's Day or a Spring theme?
Very quick to put together and very pretty when made up, this rainbow fuse bead pattern uses a small circular peg board. It's the perfect size for a badge or pendant, and might be useful for a St Patrick's Day or Spring topic as well as your rainbow activities.
This rainbow fuse bead design makes a pretty frame for a photo of your child or a special mini-painting, and is perfect as a gift that your child can make for friends and family - and quite strong too, if you iron it well. Use a large circle board. Patience required!
Make a pretty circular rangoli for Diwali with your fuse bead collection, using your brightest and prettiest colours. We’ve put a gold star in the centre, tipped with blue jewels!
Here's a Russia Flag Fuse Bead Pattern, a fun way to help children learn about Russia and it's flag using hama, perler or own brand fuse beads.
Here's an excuse to get out the hama beads - to make your very own Saint George! This quite complicated design uses a large square and will need to be treated carefully to keep the lance strong.
Make a jolly Santa out of fuse beads for Christmas! You'll need lots of red beads, white beads for hat, beard, moustache, eye brows and buttons, and black for eyes and nose.
This is a more substantial shamrock fuse bead pattern and uses a large square peg board with two colours of green beads. It is very effective as part of a mobile for St Patrick's Day! Or perhaps you could just give one to friends or family for good luck?
This shamrock fuse bead pattern uses a small square peg board and two colours of green beads. Quick to put together, you will need to be a little careful of the stem - but it makes a pretty pin for St Patrick's Day!
I don't know what kind of shark this is exactly, but I do know that I wouldn't want to meet it when I was going for a swim!
This sheep fuse bead design makes a super fridge magnet, badge (pin) or card topper (try a collage effect with green fabric or felt as the grass behind the sheep). It's quite simple to make and uses white, grey and black beads. You could stand the sheep on some green grass if you prefer.
This skier is going downhill very fast! Print the skiing fuse bead pattern and then copy it using a large square and some wintery fuse beads.
Kids will enjoy making this Snowboarding Fuse Bead Pattern with their hama or other fuse beads. Just print it out and give it a go! We used a large square for the base.
Try this Speed Skating Fuse Bead Pattern with your hama or other fuse beads. We used a large square for the base. Of course you don't have to use blue for the background!
Every knight should have a shield - and why not one with a brave St George's Cross on the front! We used a large square board to make our shield, and grey, white and red beads.
This Christmas stocking is simple to make, but kids will need to count the rows carefully. Of course you can vary the design to make it stripy, spotty or multi-coloured!
Make this corn on the cob fuse bead design using two shades of yellow (or orange) for the corn, and two shades of green for the outer leaves. It makes a fun badge or "pin" or table decoration, and looks great in a Thanksgiving mobile, too.
Our Union Flag fuse bead pattern is just right to pe used as a coaster for your drink for a sporting or royal event, or for decoration at any time. Ideas for using fuse beads here. We have a printable pattern ready to download.
Many children love making fuse bead creations - but once they are ironed and finished, it can be hard to think of something to do with them! We have some ideas below: