Get ready for melty bead fun with these free Perler bead patterns that everyone will love. Save our Perler bead designs for summer boredom busters or rainy day crafts. You can download the patterns for free and print at home.
If you’ve followed this blog for some time, you’ve probably realized that we do a fair amount of crafting with Perler beads (we call them “melty beads”). Last year we shared our Christmas Perler bead patterns, and of course we had to include “create with melty beads” on our Summer Bucket List.
When we get our beads to start crafting, we either start with a quick search online for Perler bead ideas, or we just go for it and start making our own patterns. Both are totally fine and fun options.
Perler Bead Patterns
Here’s our growing list of free Perler bead patterns that you can download and use, or just get inspiration from.
Easy Perler Bead Ideas
Easy fairy garden patterns: The garden gnome is the largest piece in this set, and he can fit on one large square Perler Bead canvas. All of the pieces are quick and easy to create, making them a great choice for younger kids.
Animal Perler Bead Patterns
Easy Perler bead snail pattern: You can make the snail designs from any square pegboard.
Fun Characters You Can Make
Recently, we made some fun Pokemon designs. We found a great resource for Pokemon Perler bead patterns (available here) that you can get for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. If you don’t have one, you can sign up here and get your first month free and start creating your favorite Pokemon characters.
Marvel Universe: Thor and Loki Perler Bead Patterns
We are huge fans of the Marvel movies. We’re a little late to the game, though, so we’ve been spending our family movie nights over the summer getting caught up on all of the movies in the MCU. My favorite character is Thor, and my oldest daughter is a *huge* Loki fan, so we’re stating with those.
Amazing World of Bumball: Gumball and Darwin Perler Bead Patterns
I had a lot of fun making these two main characters from The Amazing World of Gumball (on Cartoon Network). They took up the entire height of the pegboards, so you’ll want to make sure you have this size pegboard canvas if you want to follow the pattern.
Holiday Perler Bead Ideas
Halloween Perler Beads
We love Halloween, but we lean more towards cute than spooky.
Make your own Halloween Perler bead earrings!
Christmas Perler Beads
You can make these cute Christmas animal patterns and use them for ornaments or gift tags.