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Star Wars Perler Beads Patterns

Star Wars Perler Bead PatternsLast year was the summer of the Rainbow Loom. This year, it has been Perler beads! Well, at our house anyway. They’re not any kind of fad that I know of! If you haven’t tried this classic craft, they really are a lot of fun. Simply build your project on a plastic base and then use your iron to melt the beads together! The beads are tiny, so these projects are best for kids age 6+. Perler also makes “Biggie Beads” that are better suited for kids age 4+ (that’s what the package says, but my 3 year old can do them).

This week, we have been making Star Wars characters with Perler beads! (or Hama beads, depending on where you live!)

Star Wars Perler Beads PatternsTIPS:

  • If it’s your first time doing Perler beads, iron something small first to get a feel for it. Or you might just ruin your son’s impressive creation! (Ahem.)
  • The bigger the object, the more difficult it is to iron. Basically if the creation is larger than the iron, it gets a little tricky to get it evenly melted, although practice does help some. For this reason, all of the projects except Darth Vader fit on one pegboard, or overlap only slightly onto another pegboard.
  • Lay a piece of ironing paper (comes with the base plates) over your creation and iron. Let it cool a few seconds, and then carefully flip it over. It should come off the pegboard easily. Place another piece of ironing paper over it and iron the other side.

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R2-D2: We found this design on .

Yoda: Aidan’s design! This took at least three tries to get it right. I’m glad he stuck with it.

Luke Skywalker: Dad designed this one. He simplified it from a few that we found on Pinterest to make it more kid friendly.

Star Wars Perler Bead PatternsHan Solo: My design.

Darth Vader: This one was also Aidan’s design. He looked at his LEGO Darth Vader for a pattern, and worked really, really hard on it!

Darth Vader was the hardest to iron – I think I melted him too much in a couple of spots.


The lightsaber is a great project to start with for younger kids. It’s also easy to iron since it’s smaller.


If you’re just getting started, this is a great way to go. This price is comparable for buying them at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby with a coupon. The 11, 000 bead tub was $14.99 at both craft stores. This tub has 22, 000 beads and is currently $14.65 on Amazon.

You will also need base plates (pegboards) – we used . The pegboards come with the waxed paper that you will need for ironing.

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Notions - In Network Perler Fuse Bead Pegboards 7-Pack-Boy/Girl/Bear/Monkey/Butterfly/2 Flowers
Art and Craft Supply (Notions - In Network)
  • This package contains seven peg boards not yet found in any of the kits: boy; girl; daisy; tulip; teddy bear; butterfly and monkey and ironing paper.
  • All beads are made of LDPE: a food-grade plastic containing no harmful chemicals
  • Recommended for children ages 5 and up
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Perler Beads Perler Beads Fun Fusion Idea Book
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  • 300 patterns to follow
  • Simply place beads on the Pegboard, cover with Ironing Paper, then fuse beads together with a household iron
  • For ages 5 and up
  • Perler® Beads help to develop hand-eye coordination, color and shape recognition, and fine motor skills.
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Perler Beads Perler Beads Clear Square Pegboards 4 Pack
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  • Simply place large square patterns under the clear pegboard and follow the color of the beads
  • Each pegboard holds 841 beads
  • Interlocking design to create larger surface
Perler Beads Perler Fused Bead Tray 4000/Pkg-Fun Color
Art and Craft Supply (Perler Beads)
  • 16 bright colors to make Perler fused bead projects
  • Convenient storage tray
  • Perfect for completing perlersnapshots website projects
  • Includes 4 beads
  • For ages 6 and above
Perler Beads Perler Beads Perler Pattern Pad, Volume 2
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  • Full size patters for use with Perler fused beads and clear pegboards
  • Design themes include circus, sports, fruit, music, flowers, bugs, animals and more
  • Plus, 8 blank pages to create your own design
  • Includes 28 sheets with 110 patterns
  • Beads and pegboards sold separately
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