Animal Perler Bead Patterns
Cute Animal Perler Bead Patterns
If you love making perler bead crafts and you love animals, you will enjoy these animal perler bead patterns. Click on the pictures to get a printable version of the pattern, including how many beads of each color you will need to complete the project.
This is a craft which boys and even adults will enjoy too. It gets quite addictive, so it's hard to make just one project. And you're bound to find a favorite animal on this page.
Note: Unless otherwise mentioned, I created all the perler / fuse bead pattern pictures featured on this page. They were created using special bead software, some my own designs and some based on public domain clipart.
All the perler bead pattern pictures shown on this page are available on
this fuse bead patterns page.
22,000 Perler Beads! - enough for many fun projects
A large square pegboard will use up to 841 beads (29x29) if you cover the whole board, so if you use up all the colors, you can make 26 large square projects from this container. That's less than $1 per project.
And many of the projects you will make don't cover the entire square, so you can do even more patterns.
Pictured on the right, you can see the thumbnail pictures of some of my pet designs. Click on each little thumbnail for a slightly larger view, or click my link at the top of the page to get more detailed pattern sheets.
Wild Animal / Zoo Animal Perler Bead Patterns
Wild Animal Patterns
Bear and beaver (2 large squares joined together)
Moose (2 large squares joined together) and squirrel (large square)
Indian elephant (large square)
2 cute koala pictures (small squares) which can be made into a 3D koala pot.
Tiger's head (large square)
Farm Animal Perler Bead Patterns
Mini Perler Beads
If you want to create jewelry, hair decorations etc, you may prefer to use mini perler beads. How cute would it be to create a matching set of farm animal earrings and necklace!
Note: these beads are very tiny and trickier to handle. Recommended for age 10 and up.
Dinosaur Perler Bead Patterns
Dinosaur and Dragon Perler Bead Pattern
Click on the thumbnails on the dinosaurs on the right for a bigger view, but for my pattern sheets, check out the link at the top of the page.
Dinosaur - triceratops (biggie beads / small square)
There is a dragon on the second last row (biggie beads / small square)
Dinosaur (large square)
Flying dragon (4 large squares joined together)
Bird Perler Bead Patterns
Marine Creature Patterns
Bugs, Butterflies, and Creepy Crawlies
Butterflies and More
Check out my designs on the right.
Lizard / gecko / iguana (small square, placed diagonally)
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a simple butterfly (biggie beads square)
Another pretty butterfly (large square)
Scroll down for several different fuse bead patterns for some mini beasts: bee, ladybug and butterfly (small square), ladybug (small circle) and a bit further down a spider and bat (small hexagon)
Finishing Your Projects
How to Iron Your Perler Bead Creation
To make your bead picture stick together, you will iron it while it is still on the pegboard until the beads melt together. Be careful that you do not overdo it, else the beads become flattened and lose their center hole. Watch this video to see how it's done. Some people will only iron one side, but I find it sticks together better if you iron both sides.
Ideas for Using Your Projects
What do you do with your creation once you've finished?
Have you considered having a perler bead party?
One of the best birthday parties we held for my daughter when she was younger was a hama bead / perler bead party. Her birthday is in Winter so it is less stressful.....
More perler bead patterns
On this page you'll find lots more perler bead patterns - flowers, buildings, cars, food, hearts, Christmas, Easter, and even more animals.