We are now armed with tickets for Rogue One! After much deliberation, we decided to go on Friday instead of Thursday. We really want the kids to see it with us the first time around (instead of the adults pre-screening, like we did with The Force Awakens), and it would just be too late for little guy to see it on a school night.
So the question then is, why do we think it is OK for our kids to see it without us checking first.
Rogue One is rated PG-13, the same as The Force Awakens.
Our daughter is almost 10, and she has seen all Star Wars movies, so we are not worried about her. She knows when something scary is about to happen, and she covers her eyes if it is too much for her.
The almost 5-year-old boy is more of a question. The little guy loves sci-fi action and superheroes. We obviously don’t let him watch “real” action, gore, or scary movies, but over the past few months he has been starting to watch fantasy action like the Avengers. And he is THRILLED! We talk about what happens and make sure he feels safe, and help him cover his eyes if it is needed. (This is in contrast to our daughter would never have been ready to see something like Rogue One at 5. At that age, she refused to watch Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast because they scared her too much.) But our son has different tastes, so we try to honor that.
So I’ll let you know how it works out. After we have seen it, I will write a post about how appropriate it is for kids, and give you heads up of what (if anything) scared the kids in our group.
Baze Malbus is #70 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!