My daughter loves the Perler Beads and can spend hours putting together shapes. We actually have two large bins of the beads and about 20 different shapes that she can play with on any given day. Recently we got an alphabet and number board and of course had to break it in. So she created this Eid Mubarak 2012. I was thinking we can use it later for our Ramadan Advent calendar.
First she had to write out which letters she needed and how a couple of them (A, 2) had to be done twice. She decided on what colors she wanted and spent quite a bit of time placing all the beads on the board.
After the letters were all laid out, I placed the special ironing paper that comes with the kits and ironed the letters underneath. This had to be done in two shifts since the paper didn't cover the whole board.
Keep a look out for how we'll use these letters! Our Eid Mubarak rocks now have a fun home in our garden.