Y’all. I told you. My kids LOVE Doctor Who. My 14 year old is obsessed and so is my 9 year old. We decided to have a bit of fun on a rainy day this past summer and make some Tardis shapes on a perler bead board. They loved them so much, but I didn’t want just another thing laying around the house. Enter the keychain idea! It was so easy to modify, and attaches to their backpack. Now they can show it to all their friends! I’m sharing the tutorial on how to make the Tardis Keychains with you, my fellow whovians!
Let’s get started! You only need a few colors of perler beads. We used a royal blue, a lighter blue, white and one black & one blue-green. The layout was simple.
We made a chart first, and this was what we came up with after fiddling around and changing sizes a few times. I actually got the original idea to use perler beads after seeing Albion Gould’s Tardis Crossstitch Tardis.
We made the keychain just like we would any perler bead projects, by ironing it together. We added the black bead at the top so we had a place to connect the keychain to. I did add just a hint of superglue on that one just in case a little friend might tug on it.
To attach it to the keychain, I used 1 jump ring going through the black bead, and then another jump ring going through the first jump ring. The second jump ring easily went on a keyring.
My kiddos are so excited about these! What about you? Do you think your kiddos will make one?
Need more Doctor Who ideas? Here is a fun & easy to make birthday cake idea for any Whovian!
Tardis Birthday Cake
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