Perler Beads: University of Michigan Logo and the Rhode Island Anchor

Between the ages of 2 and 10, Trevor was obsessed with Perler beads. We spent many, many hours making all sorts of creations. It was something we both loved doing together. We still have a huge supply of beads, so when Jonna came over to visit during my convalescence, we pulled out the Perler beads and made some state-themed crafts. Affiliate links below.  

We each chose a state from the list of four that don't have enough craft tutorials yet. I made the University of Michigan logo, inspired by this design by cdbvulpix

I used two of the large, interlocking square pegboards. The beads are dark blue and yellow. It took forever, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. And I was really close to running out of blue beads. I was so relieved I had enough!

Jonna used graph paper to design a pixelated version of the anchor on Rhode Island's flag. She used the same yellow Perler beads, and a single square pegboard. 

The anchor took a fraction of the time that the logo did. In fact, in the time it took me to finish Jonna made four other small designs, all following the same theme. I'll show you those tomorrow. 

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