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How to make Perler bead art tutorial: Ren and Stimpy

I have been making Perler bead art for about 8 months now, and in that span have made about 250 individual pieces of bead-art. I like to make these tutorial videos almost as much as making the beadsprites themselves.

I loved the Ren and Stimpy cartoons and games back in the 90’s. This beadsprite I made was inspired from “The Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp” for the SNES.

Perler Parrot from Super Pegboard.

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A few months back, I picked up a few “Super Pegboards“. I don’t use them quite as much as I could, but they do come in handy. It’s nice to not have to link a bunch of boards together, and it makes it way easier to transport. The packaging for the super pegboard comes with a scale example of a Macaw Parrot (picture) you can make, so I stepped up to the challenge.

This is by far one of the more challenging pieces to make. The colors are many and complex in placement. It took me just over 2 hours. I think it would have been quicker, but I was trying out my new workstation setup on the desk, and the lighting isn’t the greatest.

Over on the Reddit Beadsprite forum http://www.reddit.com/r/beadsprites a conversation started up about the “Parrot Green” Perler color that of course led to repeating lines from the classic Monty Python sketch, which was the inspiration I needed to give it a shot. I really like the way it came out.


Ms. Pac-Man Santa Hat

Ms-Pac-Man-Santa Ms-Pac-Man-Santa2Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Ms. Pac-Man to join in on the festivities. The blue eye completes it on this perler. The resolution wasn’t so good on the old monitors that arcade machines run on, and you couldn’t really tell that it was blue like that.

I’m thinking of putting something together where they kiss under the mistletoe.

Wanna buy this, and have it shipped to your house before December 20th? I will make it and ship out to anywhere in the lower 48 states U.S.A. for $5 she can be made as a fridge magnet,  or a Christmas Tree Ornament.

Super Mario Goomba (Kuribo’s) Shoe Christmas Beadsprite.

I’m working on having a whole set of perler ornaments to put onto the tree this year, this one had to be one of my favorites. They have to be small in size to not overpower the tree, but expressive enough to show the holiday spirit.

I will also be making 8-bit traditional bulbs, candy canes, gingerbread men and non directly videogame related stuff for the next month and a half, and once a day from thanksgiving until xmas morning a holiday related post.


New Masking Tape Tutorial: Super quick hole punching technique and detailed ironing walk-thru.

This is the latest in a series of tutorials for building and ironing perler bead creations. There is a focus on the ironing as well as a new method for poking holes. The song in the beginning is written by me, and the other two songs by Silent Partner and Topher Mohr and Alex Elena. 

What other tutorials should I make?

Sped-up video of Cookie Clicker Cosmic Grandma with Perler beads.

I’ve seen a few different beadsprite build videos on YouTube, but not many where you get to see the entire process unfold from start to end. I made this video as a response to that.

I loved how it turned out. I wanted to have time to write a song for this, but I was running out of time, so I picked a few free songs to use from the YouTube library. I really like the songs and think they fit the video well. The first song, however, is mine. It is a work in progress that I still need to complete before I name.

Tell me what you think in the comments, and please give it a thumbs up on YouTube.


Why you don’t just toss a Mtn Dew in the craft bag.


I was in a rush to get to work today, and just tossed a buncha boards, and the colors I needed for the day in my craft bag. In my haste, I didn’t want to have to bag things in a lunchbag, and just tossed a few sodas and some snacks in with it.

When I got out of the car, the soda must have popped on a board, because the hole in it was consistent with gauge of a peg on the board. It was a debacle; I had to empty the can out into the rocks, and bundle a half dozen pulls off the auto towel dispenser. It totally sucked. I was able to clean them enough to build with, but I had to wash them like dishes when I got home.

I just thought it was funny to have to wash things like this, and to have to stack them to dry on the crafts table. Also, to a certain extent, I look like some kind of crazy bead hoarder with all of the creations I make in a single day. (Fun fact: There is not a White Mage included in the second picture).

Organization and Pyssla beads

organizer ikea-beads super_pegboardI’ve been doing a little shopping lately, and bought more stuff to support my addiction!

First stop was IKEA where I bought some of their brand of fuse beads called “Pyssla“, and a new rolling organizer that I can shove everything into so we can have our kitchen table back. I’m not a big fan of these of these beads. Pictured is a Ms Pac-man and ghost. They will be good for having the kids use as to not cut into the superior Perler beads. =)

Lastly are the Super Pegboards purchased from the local Michael’s with 40% coupons. I at first thought that these would still link to the smaller boards, but they are standalone boards. They will be big enough for just about everything, and they will be easier to move in the middle of a build.


Final Fantasy Vampire

vampire vampire2Here we go with another crouching monster; the Vampire. I always though that this sprite made the vampire look weakened. It’s hard to look tough when you are on bended knee; he almost looks like he is reaching into his cape for the engagement ring saying, “Hey, why would you cast FIR2 on me? I love you Vivi”!

I like the idea of a red headed vampire. I am pleased with the colors and fuse. With all the monsters I have been making, and october 31st coming soon, they can double as window decorations for Halloween! Bonus!