(UPDATE) BREAKING NEWS: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 starts on Sat. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm. WOO-HOO!
Now we can get back to our original post:
The last episode of Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. Our family lined up on the couch. Each armed with a Star Wars popcorn bucket.
After part one of the season finale we were filled with anticipation about part two. (watch out, Spoilers ahead)
After some initial grumbling about Darth Maul being alive (You don’t come back after being cut in half…just saying), our level of excitement just kept growing: the lightsaber battles, friends pitted against friends, Kanan blinded (woah!), Ahoska and Anakin face-to-face (SOB!), then the final collective GASP! EZRA WAS OPENING THE HOLOCRON!!!
The kids were in disbelief that Ezra could possibly turn to the dark side. How? Why? WHAT HAPPENED!!!??!!
Rebels is the only TV show that we all watch together as a family. And we have had so much fun speculating Ezra’s choice. Did he? Didn’t he? The kids of course don’t want him to have turned to the dark side, but I have to say I am pretty stoked about the story-line possibilities. So for us, the biggest question for Season 3, is not is Ahoska alive (though of course that is a BIGGIE), but whether Ezra turned to the dark side? We already have our popcorn buckets ready for the season premiere.
Our favorite “Blueberry” is #61 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/crochet/knitting/Lego/pixel/mosaic pattern series.
NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and are absolutely thrilled to see that they are becoming so popular, but we want to remind you that we should get credit when they are used. So, if you show your work using our designs anywhere (online as well), put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU! … and as always, you may not sell any products made with these patterns.
Needed if you make Perler Bead Coasters:
- Perler Beads
- Tweezers (optional)
- Perler Clear Pegboards
- Removable Tape
- Printout of Pattern (download above image)
- Baking Parchment Paper (Perler Ironing Paper)
- Heavy Object with Flat Bottom
- Cork sheets with Adhesive Backs
- Scissors or X-acto Knife
- Bantha Milk (optional)
- Download and print out the pattern provided (mirror it, if you only plan on ironing on only 1 side).
- Cut out, then tape pattern to the back of the Perler Pegboard so the dots line up with the pegs.
- Add the Perler beads (tweezers are pretty handy if you don’t have a 6 yr old’s tiny fingers).
- Carefully move pegboard to ironing board, place parchment (or Perler ironing paper) on top.
- Iron until the beads start melting together (If you have never done this before, it might take some practice to get it “just right”).
- Let cool for a bit, remove from Perler Pegboard and remove paper.
- Optional: turn over, cover with parchment paper and iron on other side. (put something solid and heatproof underneath to make ironing easier)
- If you only iron on 1 side, place it under something flat and heavy while it cools, to avoid curving.
- Cut cork about 1/4” smaller than the square, affix to the back.
- Don’t forget the Bantha milk. Enjoy!
Usually people iron on both sides of the Perler bead design, but I prefer to only do the back. The designs look crisper and more “pixely”. With the cork on the back, I have not had any problems with the coasters falling apart, but feel free to iron yours on both sides.
Note, if you only plan on iron on only 1 side, you need to mirror the pattern.
Also, the coasters are pretty hard to clean, so try not to get anything too gunky in there.
Feel free to use these patterns for any personal use – but please do not sell items made with them. Also, feel free to link to this blog so others can download the pattern, but do not download and then re-upload in order to offer them as downloads on your own site/blog. THANKS!