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Valentine’s Day Melty Bead Shapes

  • Math
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Use Melty Beads and the pegboard shapes listed to create hearts, roses and XOXO patterns this Valentine's Day!

Materials


Instructions


To create these designs, lay Melty Beads onto the pegboard shapes shown. We have indicated which kits are needed to make each shape, but you can easily switch out the bead colors for colors of your choice!

To melt, follow the instructions included in your package, or read about the Basics of Melty Beads here!

 

 

Heart

 

Octagon Pegboard

 

Bead colors found in: Melty Beads Variety Pack and Ultimate Kit

 

Heart

 

Star Pegboard

 

Bead colors found in: Melty Beads Variety Pack and Ultimate Kit

 

XOXO

 

Square Pegboard

 

Bead colors found in: Melty Beads Variety Pack and Ultimate Kit

 

Rose

 

Square Pegboard

 

Bead colors found in: Melty Beads Animal Friends, Variety Pack and Ultimate Kit

 


Shape up your love with melty beads and create all kinds of Valentine’s Day patterns!

  • Melt With You: From hearts to roses or even X’s and O’s, encourage your students to explore geometry during their craft session! How many triangles, squares, or circles can they find after placing all the beads on the pegboard?
  • Count On Me: Once they’ve decided on a design, use the linear pegboards for a counting lesson! How many rows or columns are needed to create the shape? How many beads of each color? Write these numbers down and add them all up to get the total amounts!

Where did the heart shape actually come from? As a class, explore the three theories of how the heart shape became the symbol of love and romance over centuries. Which theory do your students believe to be true?