Get over 50 patterns for Halloween perler beads! There are a variety of hama bead patterns including pumpkins, witches, ghosts, bats, and more.
Or could be all of the above.
For me, Halloween was about three things, and in this order. First, the crafts. Second, the candy. And third, the making of the costumes.
Luckily, my nieces are into the same things I are. And I’m excited to share our latest Halloween creations with you today.
If you’re jonesing for some great holiday craft ideas for the littles, I’ve got hours of entertainment for you below with a big collection of Halloween perler beads!
There are over 50 patterns below with all sorts of traditional Halloween characters like pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, spiders, skulls, witches, bats, and more. They range from very simple to more advanced.
Perler beads are recommended for ages six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with kids. They love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads).
They aren’t just fun for kids either. EVERY time I bring out the beads when the nieces come to my house, the adults join in. Every single time without fail!
I know you’re absolutely going to love this post.
Tips for Using Perler Beads
Before we get into the patterns, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results (using a rainbow as an example). If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the Halloween perler bead patterns.
Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s what you’ll do.
Use Ironing or Parchment Paper
Place ironing paper or parchment paper over the beads on the pegboard. Be gentle so you don’t disturb the beads underneath.
Heat your iron to the medium setting (no steam). In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Don’t press down too hard with the iron.
When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Check and make sure your edges are melted. Let the design cool on the pegboard.
Note: BE CAREFUL about lifting up the paper while you’re ironing! If you want to check, carefully peel back paper around the edge of your design and see if all the beads are melted.
If you lift the paper up quickly and there are a lot of unmelted beads, they will easily fall off or go flying and you may be forced to start over. Sometimes the edges need more time so when you check, just check the edges and peel paper back slowly.
Another Note: some beads melt faster than others (clear melts faster than white, for example). So some holes might be larger than others. It’s okay! That’s part of the look of the project.
Iron the Other Side
Remove the bead design from the pegboard. Flip it over to the non-melted side and repeat the fusing process.
Remove the Paper
Let cool completely and remove the paper again (which is reusable). Some people pull the paper off after they iron the first side, but I just wait until the end and peel off both pieces. It’s up to you!
Now if you’re ready for the Halloween perler bead designs, here are the patterns.
Hama Beads for Halloween
Make sure to check out these notes:
- A few of these patterns are larger than a 29 x 29 pegboard, so you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put multiple square peg boards together to form a larger “canvas.”
- In addition to square pegboards, you’ll see round and hexagon pegboards. These are fun to have in your arsenal if you plan to do a lot of perler-ing.
- You’ll see a couple of the pattern backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast so you can see where all the white beads should go. You don’t need to add the background (but you can if you want to).
- Don’t stick to my colors necessarily. Customize with your favorite color beads.
- I typically start with easier, smaller patterns in my list and then move on to the more advanced ones. You’ll see several different versions of ghosts, witches, pumpkins, etc. with increasingly larger patterns; just keep scrolling!
Mini Ghost, Bat, Dracula, Skeleton, Frankenstein, and Jack O’ Lantern
These minis are classic holiday symbols and great for first timers. You can also use any of these as markers in our Halloween tic tac toe game!
Ghosts, Pumpkins, Vampire Bat, Black Cat, Skull, and Witch Hat
Witch, Purple Cat, Dracula, and Pumpkin with Vines
Frank n’ Head, Happy Ghost, Eyeball, and RIP Headstone (with stand)
Hocus Pocus Perler Beads
These patterns include Winifred, Mary, and Sara. You’ll also get Thackery Binx (as a cat), a Book of Spells, and Billy Butcherson.
Round Skull and Eyeball
The green-ish beads of the skull are glow-in-the-dark! You can also use white.
Small Potion Bottles
This pattern uses 72 black, 24 sour apple, 44 light green, and 46 clear beads.
Round Halloween Coasters
These patterns use small, round pegboards and are great for using as coasters! The cobweb coaster is a mixture of clear beads and glow-in-the-dark. You can also use gray beads and another color for the spiderweb.
3D Pumpkin Box
You’re going to make one face, one top, one bottom, and THREE sides! Assemble the sides with the face and bottom. Then add the two green stem pieces to the lid as a handle.
Cute Spider with Candy Corn and a Spiderweb
This shows you how to make a spider web using a small hexagon board.
Scary Halloween Characters
Looking for some characters that are a bit frightening? This pattern includes Frankenstein, Dracula, a mummy, and Wolf Man.
This pattern uses 83 black, 14 purple, 71 red, 48 kiwi lime, 26 butterscotch, and 7 brown beads.
This pattern uses 147 black, 7 bright green, 218 tangerine, and 102 orange beads.
Hexagon and Round Spiders in Webs
These patterns up the ante a bit by placing some pretty tough looking spiders in the middle of their webs. The pattern on the left uses glow-in-the-dark beads but you can also use white or gray.
Candy Corn, Ghosts, Pumpkin, Black Cat, Witch, and Bat
These patterns feature some classic Halloween characters on hexagon boards. Note that the hexagon board is the easiest way to make a perler bead candy corn!
Skulls and Skeletons
These patterns use 359 black and 331 white beads.
Purple Potion Bottle
This pattern uses 12 gingerbread, 6 sand, 90 light blue, 90 mint, 13 turquoise, 53 white, 171 purple, 26 black, and 15 gray beads.
Witch with a Black Cat and a Black Owl
These patterns use the large and small hexagon boards. You’ll see some gray dots on the witch pattern; that is where you can place clear beads to make the project more stable. If you don’t want to use them, just skip over all gray beads.
Happy Jack O’ Lantern
This pattern uses 50 forest, 29 pastel green, 246 cheddar, 72 orange, and 86 black beads.
Bat in Front of a Moon
This pattern uses 508 purple, 301 yellow, and 32 black beads.
This pattern uses 237 black, 40 gold, and 24 purple beads.
Four Friendly Ghosts
These patterns use 250 black, 613 white, and 3 red beads.
Pumpkin Tealight Holder
There’s a front, back, and two sides for this tealight holder! Snap everything together then use an LED tealight for your Halloween decor.
This pattern uses 514 orange, 8 shamrock, 87 cheddar, and 25 black beads.
This pattern uses 397 black and 134 white beads.
Witch Flying in the Sky
This pattern uses 239 dark blue, 320 black, 17 light blue, and 265 yellow beads.
Toxic Potion Bottles
This pattern uses 26 gingerbread, 145 dark green, 80 bright green, 42 purple, 215 black, and 66 white beads.
Owl Wearing a Witch Hat
This pattern uses 109 pastel lavender, 36 black, 44 yellow, 25 bright green, 10 brown, 29 white, 62 dark gray, and 18 orange beads.
This pattern uses 120 black, 118 light gray (or gray), 37 white, and 101 red beads.
Tree in a Graveyard
This pattern uses 311 orange, 47 orange, 296 black, and 187 glow-in-the-dark beads. You can also substitute with a different shade of yellow if you don’t want to use the glow beads.
Colorful Vampire Bat
This pattern uses 170 black, 64 dark blue, 26 light lavender, 24 cotton candy, 46 gray, 6 cream, 6 cobalt, and 2 white beads.
Three Black Cats on a Pumpkin
This pattern uses 780 black, 40 clear (to hold on the whiskers), 12 yellow, 121 brown, 33 light brown, 620 orange, and 81 cheddar beads.
Spooky Scary Skeletons Sign
This pattern uses 1251 black, 10 kiwi lime, 131 orange, 83 grape (or purple), 194 white, 28 dark green, 11 gray, 28 plum, and 24 fuschia beads.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
You get a large and a small! The choice is yours.
Cute Witch with a Spider and Skull
This pattern includes 232 black, 180 purple, 109 light lavender, 67 clear (to hold the spider onto the hat), 80 pastel green, 40 spice, 13 orange, 4 brown, 30 tomato, 10 white, 6 light blue, 4 red, and 31 black beads.
Halloween Donuts and Coffee
Have yourself a candy corn or pumpkin latte! Or maybe a donut with googly eyes?
This pattern uses 431 black and 277 white beads. The gray spaces are left empty on the body parts so that you can tie them onto the main skeleton!
Yes, we have patterns of Herman, Lily, Eddie, Grandpa, and Marilyn.
Halloween Hershey’s Kisses
This pattern uses 195 black, 80 yellow, 8 shamrock, 8 purple, 64 pastel lavender, 156 orange, 148 white, and 6 cotton candy beads.
This pattern uses 272 pastel lavender, 83 purple, 25 black, 26 flesh, 82 white, 3 dark green, 24 orange, and 29 kiwi lime beads.
This pattern uses 82 black, 184 white, and 129 red beads.
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
This pattern uses 356 tangerine, 126 apricot, 17 dark green, and 141 black beads.
This pattern uses 291 black, 79 flesh, 16 light pink, 4 white, 59 dark gray, 17 pewter, and 44 light gray beads.
Black and Purple Flying Bat
This pattern uses 272 black, 144 plum, 8 red, 20 cotton candy, and 2 white beads.
Trick or Treating Ghost
This pattern uses 89 black, 67 dark gray, 25 yellow, 78 gray, 249 white, and 63 brown beads.
Poison Caramel Apple
This pattern uses 17 black, 114 shamrock, 239 kiwi lime, 10 white, 79 cherry, and 136 red beads.
Skeleton in a Coffin
This pattern uses 404 black, 90 gray, 22 cheddar, 32 pastel lavender, 139 white, and 17 orange beads.
This pattern uses 128 glow-in-the-dark, 717 black, 133 yellow, 42 tan, 4 kiwi lime, 84 plum, 81 orange, 48 brown, 17 gray, and 16 white beads.
Did you enjoy these Halloween hama bead patterns? Let me know in the comments! I’d love for you to check out these other posts:
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