Super Mario perler beads crafts are fantastic ways to enjoy hands-on activities with your kids.
These fun crafts feature popular Super Mario characters. Your children can continue to have a blast with these creative screen-free activities!
Find out more about this type of perler bead art and get your free printable set (with 2 sizes) of Super Mario patterns.
Your Super Mario Fans Will Love These Cool Crafts
Got Super Mario fans? If so, you’re going to LOVE these frugal and fun crafts.
My boys are huge Super Mario fans. To jump off their enthusiasm for this popular video game, I’ve created and shared several printable activities (like our cootie catchers and pixel art). They have a blast and I love providing them with ways to enjoy screen-free fun.
Over the past few years, my boys have also really got into perler beads. They love using these small plastic beads (also called Hama beads, fuse beads, and melty beads) to make all sorts of cute creatures, critters, and characters. The boys turn these DIY creations into little toys, keychains, and adorable decor.
Naturally, I wanted to combine these interests into some fun activities that we can use in a variety of ways. The boys have been busy using these printable patterns of Super Mario perler beads to create awesome crafts.
Some ways to use these Super Mario crafts with different designs are:
- Super Mario party
- rainy day fun
- brain breaks
- boredom busters
- library craft
- celebrate Mario Day (March 10)
- frugal gifts
- just because
Learn More About This Free Printable Pack of Patterns for Super Mario Perler Beads
This pack of free printable patterns of Super Mario perler beads has 2 different sizes featuring 10 characters.
The first set has 3 pages that are divided into 4 “cards”. The second set has 5 pages with 2 “cards” per page.
The Super Mario characters with perler bead patterns include:
- Red and white mushroom
- Green and white mushroom
- Super Star
- Shy Guy
- Piranha Plant
- Bullet Bill
How to Make This Type of Perler Bead Art
To make it easy to create these crafts with Super Mario perler beads, I recommend have all your supplies ready and organized.
I got a huge canister of perler beads and perler bead pegboards that attach (in case the boys want to make big characters!). Also, I got a plastic craft organizer so the boys could sort the perler beads by colors.
Some kids prefer to use perler beads tweezer tools. These tools are optional – my boys like to use their fingers.
Place your perler bead creation on a flat surface.
The perler bead pegboards set has reusable ironing paper. This paper is placed upon your completed creation.
You’ll need an iron to fuse your perler beads. I usually set my iron at a medium heat. When your iron is warm, press firmly on the ironing paper and slowly move around. I check the perler bead creation about every 30 seconds to see how well the beads are melting together.
As far as making these Super Mario perler bead crafts, I suggest going through each template and having your child pick a favorite one to start with. My boys cut out the perler bead pattern cards and placed next to their pegboards. They found it easier to make their creations this way.
If you don’t have the exact colors, no worries! Use the different colors that you have and enjoy your unique designs 😊
Creative Ideas for Enjoying Super Mario Perler Beads
Brainstorm ways to enjoy and share your Super Mario perler bead crafts after you look at each pattern sheet.
Your kids can start a collection of perler bead crafts. My boys like to put their crafts in their bedrooms, as well as decorate our bookcases with them.
You can also leave a space or hole near the top of your perler bead craft. Attach a key chain ring or loose binder ring. Use to hold your keys, decorate party gift bags (super cute gift tags!), and as party favors.
Also, your kids can make their own original design for their favorite characters, like Princess Peach, Mario Coins, and more.
My boys also like to enjoy creative play with their perler bead crafts. It’s so cute watching them reenact different scenarios from one of their favorite video games.
Get Your Free Printable Pack for Fun with Super Mario Perler Beads
High five! You’re on your way to having a blast with these Super Mario crafts (featuring perler bead projects) for kids!
You can print as many copies of these Super Mario perler bead patterns as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If you have co-workers or friends who may like to use these free printables, please share this post. Thank you very much for your cooperation and sharing!
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What are some other ways that your kids enjoy creating with perler beads? Please share your ideas in the comments area at the bottom of this post!