If you have been to our booth at any of the homeschool conferences we attended this year, then you probably saw the perler bead setup we have added this year. SuperMic and SuperGirl767 are the main proprietors of that part of our booth, and they are having so much fun with it. They sell perler bead jewelry as well as custom perler bead creations. With that said, we thought it would be super fun to share a plan to make your own perler bead ornament just in time to put it onto the Christmas Tree.
I know Minecraft isn’t usually thought of as a festive or particularly Christmas-y game, but once you see these cute creepers with their festive Santa hats, you’ll want to transform all your favorite Minecraft blocks into Christmas blocks. These melty bead Minecraft ornaments are so easy to make, even young kids will have a blast making them. Create fun memories that capture your children’s interest and provide holiday memories at the same time! Here’s how to do it:
Minecraft-Inspired Creeper Ornaments
Make these melty bead creepers with your Minecraft-loving kids!
What you’ll need to make the Minecraft creeper ornaments:
- Perler beads in white, red, black, and various shades of green
- Square perler bead tray
- Parchment paper or the paper that came with your melty beads
- Hot glue gun
Our Minecraft creeper is built on an 8X8 square. This is large enough to include all of the necessary elements of a creeper face without overwhelming your Christmas tree. This size makes an ornament with a total height of about 3 inches.
Use the following pattern to make your creeper. When the pattern says “G” that can stand for any color of green. Creepers are a mix of greens, so don’t worry about getting the pattern exactly right. It is easiest if you make the face then add the hat on top of the face.
Bead Pattern Key
- G= Green
- B= Black
- R= Red
- X= No beads
Creeper Face Pattern
Place the beads on the tray according to the pattern (use the picture for guidance if you need help). After arranging all the beads, heat your iron to medium heat.
Place the paper over the beads and apply pressure with the heated iron for about 20 seconds. If the beads have fused together but not started to fold over, you’ve heated it long enough.
Remove the beads from the tray and flip the creeper over.
Place the paper on the exposed side of the creeper and iron for another 20 seconds to seal the second side.
Cut a string about 3 inches long. Glue to the back of the creeper with hot glue.
Your Minecraft ornament is ready to hang on your tree