Perler bead crafts

April 17, 2020 No Comments
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There is a huge array of different Perler bead crafts around due to the versatility of these little plastic beads, so I thought I would write a round up post of some of my favourites.

Perler beads are also know as Hama beads, fusion beads or even melty beads and are usually used along with a little peg board. After your creation is finished, you simple place some greaseproof paper over the top and use a hot iron which melts the beads slightly causing them to fuse together.

They are great for helping with fine motor skills in children, and improving concentration by making them focus on the activity. It is also simple for children to come up with their own designs, or follow specific patterns. There are lots of perler bead patterns on line from R2-D2 to unicorns, and I have listed some towards the end of the post.

As well as using them the traditional way, they can be used to make three dimensional objects like braclets, bowls and candle holders.

So if you want to see what else you can make with perler beads read on or pin it for later!

Pin Perler Bear Crafts For Later!

Perler bead round up post

Frame It!

You can make lovely picture frames using the Perler beads, or simply frame your creations.

Simple Flower Artwork– Blissful Domestication

Picture Frame Heart– Red Ted Art

Perler Bead Picture Frame– 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Key Rings

These cute little keyrings also make great gifts for kids to make.

Hama Bead Rainbow Keyrings– Emma Owl

Fish Keyrings– Emma Owl

Hama Bead Keyrings– Red Ted Art

Bowls and Bangles

With a little thinking outside the box, Perler beads can also be used to make three dimensioanl objects.

Easy Perler Bead Bracelets–

Colorful Perler Bead Bowl Craft– 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Hama Bead Bowl– Red Ted Art

Everything Else

As I mentioned before, they are so versatile and lend themselves to lots of different craft projects.

Perler Bead Furniture– Mama Smiles

3D Perler Bead Sheep– Pink Stripey Socks

DIY Hama Bead Christmas Gift Cards– Emma Owl

DIY Ring Toss– The Art Kit

Perler Bead Candle Holders– The Art Kit

Minecraft Perler Bead Moneybox– Red Ted Art

Perler Bead Patterns

If you want to use Perler beads in a traditional way, but are looking for some design inspiration take a look at some of these posts, alot of which include free patterns to download.

3D Perler Bead Sheep– Pink Stripey Socks

Pirate Perler Bead Patterns– Brain Power Boy

Star Wars R2-D2 Pattern– Brain Power Boy

Minecraft Creeper Pattern– Brain Power Boy

Ballet Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

Ninja Turtle Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

Christmas Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

Pokemon Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

3D Perler Bead Pikachu and Squirtle– Pink Stripey Socks

Autumn Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

Halloween Perler Bead Patterns– Keep Calm and Mommy On

Hama Bead Easter Decorations– Emma Owl

Quick and Easy Perler Bead Designs for Kids– Mama Smiles

Minion Perler Bead Pattern– That Kids’ Craft Site

Making a Perler Bead Bear– That Kids’ Craft Site

Narwhal Perler Beads Pattern– That Kids’ Craft Site

Perler Bead Unicorn Pattern– That Kids’ Craft Site

Do your kids like using Perler beads? I’d love to hear what you’ve made in the comments.

Kerry x

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Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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