Today we have a submarine perler bead pattern for you. It was an interesting one to create. I looked at a lot of submarine pictures and came up with our design. It is not a specific or historical submarine but I think kids who like subs will enjoy making it.
Submarine day is in March 17th so it seemed fitting to make our next perler bead pattern a sub. See more ideas at the end of this article as we are participating in a submarine hop with other bloggers.
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Submarine Perler Bead Activity
This project took a lot of gray as you see. I dug into my crazy supply of beads but also bought a couple of different gray single packs as well.
Perler Bead Supplies
- Perler Beads
- Perler Bead Peg Boards (see below) I used a square board.
- Perler Ironing Paper or parchment paper
- an iron
Here is the link for a complete guide to Perler Bead Supplies
Here are some directions. Visual kids will enjoy using the image for reference.
Submarine Perler Bead Pattern
- The submarine is 14 beads high including the periscope, 23 wide at including the propeller.
- Use the image to see where to taper the sub.
- You can use 4 blue beads to make port holes.
- I included some dark grey beads within the body of the sub.
- The bridge is 6 wide then 4 wide.
- The periscope is 3 high not including the bridge and is 1 wide, then 2 rows of 2 wide.
- There is a row that is 5 wide at the bottom of the sub.
This Perler Bead submarine is fun to make for Submarine Day (see this site for a bit of interesting info on the day) or any day! I also like to use this type of project to tie into a unit study on submarines or a history unit.
For more patterns like this submarine perler pattern go to our Perler Bead Pattern Projects page. It has all of our designs in one place. You can also see more perler bead ideas below.
Click on the images below for more Perler Bead ideas.
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The Truck that Wanted to Be a Submarine is a lovely class book review from Kelly’s Classroom.
Play and Learn Everyday make and explore a Submarine in a Bottle.
An Easy Submarine for Kids to Make sounds like amazing fun from The Usual Mayhem.