My kids and I have recently discovered Perler beads and the amazing fun crafts that you can make out of them. Perler beads are found at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Amazon and can be used to make awesome patterns. Finish them off with an iron and they are perfect to hang up or have cute decorations for a party or bedroom.
Here are a few Zelda Themed Patterns- We will add more as we find and make them.
#1 – The Triforce – pixel inspiration from Brik
#2 Link’s Shield – pixel inspiration from pixel art by Brik
#3 Link to the Past Link- in retrospect, I would replace the top black bead from the right side of the shield with a peach one, as it looks like his eyes are drooping. – pixel inspired by Deviant Art
#4 – Chicken from Link to the Past – pixel inspired by Kandi
#5 – Link’s Heart Meter – inspired by doityourfreakingself
I then also took this a step further. My daughter and I used this to make a pair of heart earrings out of Mini Perler Beads. She tweaked the pattern a little to make it smaller- however they still came out really neat. Once the pattern was done, we poked a hole in the top, attached a small split ring and an earring hook and ironed. One side I ironed so the colors would blend but the other side I left pixelated to have the best of both worlds. My daughter loves them.
After the hearts, we decided to make Triforce Earrings! Using a modified pattern, we used the same process as above with the hearts. The results are below…
Original Design by – CalysDesign. These were fun additions to our Zelda Collection. Used red, pink,, white, light and dark purple, blue and dark blue, green and light green, yellow and pastel yellow with black trim.
#7 Link’s Lamp
This pattern is designed after the pixelated image of Link’s Lamp. My son used white and red Perler beads to create it. I think if we had to do this one again, we would maybe add another color (black?) around the inside due to the lamp feeling very fragile once ironed.
#8 Zelda Treasure Chest
Original Design by Danny Yama. Chest made from cheddar, red, rust, white and black beads. If you would like a tray of presorted beads, Amazon has a great one here. Or if you like sorting, a 22,000 set here.
Original design by molloy-11. Made with dark blue, light blue, blue, white, and gray Perler beads.
#10 Breath of the Wild Monster Cake
My son’s friend made this from looking at the game. Made with light purple, purple, rust, gray, yellow, white and light yellow Perler beads.
If you would like to check out more Perler Bead Patterns, click on the Menu at the top of the page or click some of the links below.
- Super Mario Patterns
- Super Mario Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments
- Pokemon Patterns
- Minecraft Patterns
- Perler Beads
- Star Wars Patterns
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Harry Potter Mini Bead Project
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