Creative Holiday Gift Idea: Kids Bring Digital Images to Life with the Perler iPegboard™ And Free iPad® App

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New iPegboard and free app lets kids create Perler™ beaded projects right from an iPad® tablet.

iPegboard from Perler

The iPegboard from Perler fits over an iPad tablet with soft-grip edges that keep the pegboard from directly contacting the iPad screen.

Perler, the leading fused bead brand, and Phunware, the leader in enterprise-branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, have taken all of the fun of the digital world and turned it into something kids can create, touch and share! Launching this month, the Perler iPegboard and app offer a link between the limitless inspiration of the digital world and the abounding creativity of kids’ imaginations, turning online images into real-world projects.

Once a parent downloads the free Perler app from the Apple store, kids can select their project image three ways:

1.    Choose from free patterns from the interactive Perler gallery.
2.    Upload an image from their iPad camera roll (Available mid-November).
3.    Snap their own picture to upload (Available mid-November).

Images can then be cropped, rotated or changed in color before they are transformed into a bead template right on the screen. Fit the the iPegboard over the iPad and bead away! Once complete, the iPegboard easily lifts off without messing up the project, and an adult can iron the beads to fuse them into a sturdy work of art. Customized patterns can be shared through email, Facebook or Twitter.

The iPegboard fits over an iPad tablet with soft-grip edges that keep the pegboard from directly contacting the iPad screen. The iPegboard and app work with Perler mini beads, available in more than 40 colors, and is intended for children ages 6 and up.

The iPegboard is available at JoAnn Fabric & Craft stores and, with an MSRP of $9.99 and up. The Perler app is available as a free download through the Apple® App Store®. For more information, images or product samples, please contact Misty Huber at mhuber(at)eksuccess(dot)com. Perler is a brand within EKSuccess Brands. The iPad brand is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

About EKSuccess Brands
Established in 1978, EKSuccess Brands is one of the country’s leading creative consumer products companies. Its diversified portfolio includes more than 10,000 inspirational and creative products covering paper crafting, needle crafting, stamping, jewelry making, kids’ crafts, painting and more. Popular brands include K&Company™, Inkadinkado®, Dimensions®, Jolee’s Boutique®, Sticko®, Perler®, Martha Stewart Crafts™ and American Girl Crafts®. EKSuccess Brands is a division of Wilton Brands LLC. For more details, visit Dream. Make. Celebrate™.

About Phunware
Phunware is the global pioneer of Mobile-as-a-Service (MaaS) – the only fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize users on Mobile. Phunware has introduced category-defining experiences representing tens of millions of mobile downloads across tens of billions of minutes of usage in more than 125 countries and 10 languages, challenging the outer limits and capabilities of the best mobile devices on Earth for the largest brands on the planet. For more information, visit Phunware at Everything you need to succeed on Mobile™.

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