This super cute little guy was based off a pixelated image created by Kandi Patterns and was made by a nine year old.
She used the pixel image to count and drop the yellow, white, black and red Perler beads into place to form Pikachu.
We used the masking tape method (see Perler for more info) to tape off sections when the project was ready for ironing. Using a large piece of cardboard and ironing paper, we were able to get him melted. (Unfortunately, she was ironing it on a table that was old and had some indentions in it) However, overall he still came out pretty great!
Drop me a comment or picture if you try this cute pattern out! Would love to know see your project!
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Its Summertime which means more arts and crafts, more Perler Beads, more games and just more fun! My kids had so much fun working on these and even after, my son played an entire game pretending to catch Pokemon with the different Pokeballs when they were finished.
Note: When melting them, feel free to melt them for however long works for your family. Mine like them a little more melted than usual to where the colors blend together instead of the bead look. However both versions will look great!
Original Pokeball using the circle template… The circle template can be found from Amazon here
Original Pokeball Design- Perler Bead Pattern
Completed “Melty” Pokeball
Using the grid instead of the circle template…. Grids found from Amazon here
Original Pokeball using the grid instead of a circle template
“Melty” Pokeball Perler bead
Great Ball using the circle template….
Great Ball Pattern using the circle template.
“Melted” Great Pokeball Pattern
Ultra Ball using the circle template…
Ultra Ball Perler Bead Pattern
Ultra Ball “Melted”
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My son added a new Lego creation to his collection. This time he used Lego bricks to create a Pokeball. He used red, black and white bricks. Just the ordinary bricks that come in any creation box set. If you need more bricks, Amazon has a Classic Brick Box Set with 484 bricks here.
He also created a time lapse video as he built it. He even added music to the 10 second clip. He said it was super easy and anyone at any skill level should be able to make it with little to no problems. Hope you have fun building!
My oldest son decided on a gaming theme for his birthday this year. Since he was turning 18, I decided to do a throwback to all the games he liked to play as a kid. Pokemon was huge in his life and he still loves it. So it made sense to do a few party favors Pikachu style!
The following treats were made using yellow bunny Peeps, a red edible marker, and black icing for the ears. Sucker sticks were inserted inside each Peep and then into a foam block. I used red, white and black paint to paint the foam block to look like a Pokeball. The middle “button” was made from a small piece of paper with black tape around it.
Mario is another huge game that he played while growing up. So I began searching for ideas to make something Mario themed. Nerdy Nummies is one of our favorite channels to watch on YouTube. My youngest son even bought me the cookbook for Mother’s Day. The chef on that show is absolutely amazing! I have nowhere near her talent but thought I would try and copy her recipe for Mario Rice Krispy Treat Stars. Mine didn’t turn out as nearly as good as hers, but we did have fun attempting to make them and then painting the foam block to mimic dirt. The boys loved them!
If you want to check out the original stars, I am adding the link below.