i saw this pin the other day. and the next day we were at joanns, and i came across the perler beads. so of course we had to get them!
we made a set to give to cousin lyla for her birthday. the gummy bears smell like candy ;) i found them at the 'mart.
they are pretty easy to do. not easy enough for the kids, unfortunately. unless you like beads spilled all over the floor, lol! find a pair of scissors small enough to slide in the tip, make a slit, and then i used the scissors to help hold the space open while i slipped it on the cord.
i bought a kit that had a variety of beads, but you can buy bags of individual colors.
i had a coupon, the kit was about $5. i'm sure the beads will fall off eventually, and i'm a little concerned they may tangle with her long hair. but they're fun to make and look at!
Perler Beads Glitter Mix Bead Bag (1000 Count)