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Minion Perler Beads (30+ Free Patterns)

If you’re a fan of the Despicable Me movies, you’ll love these Minion perler beads! Get over 30 patterns that are fun for both kids and adults.

minion perler beads

If you have elementary to teenage age children right now, then you are probably very familiar with Minions. You know . . . those small yellow creatures with one or two big eyes.

They’re also known for crazy energy, a unique language, and a love of bananas.

They were first introduced to the world in 2010’s “Despicable Me.” Since then they have become iconic characters with their own spin-off movie, “Minions,” which was released in 2015, and a sequel “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” released last year.

Minions are weird and silly, but completely endearing! Despite their tendency to cause mayhem, they are ultimately good-natured and dedicated to Gru, their master.

Minions perler beads Facebook

Honestly I’d like a few minions around here. Who doesn’t need a little help along with some humor? And I’m fine to have tons of bananas on hand. If only it were that easy!

For fans of our portly yellow friends, I’m excited to share over 30 patterns for minion perler beads. These patterns are cute as can be, and range from smaller to larger.

No matter what minion you’d like to make or your skill level, there’s something you’re going to love below, I promise! What you’re going to need for sure – a bunch of yellow and blue beads.

Perler beads are recommended for six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with your elementary age kids. All children seem to love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). But don’t be shy – adults love them too!

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the Minions hama beads, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the patterns and tutorial.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you achieve success (with a rainbow as an example).

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.

Ironing paper laid over the beads

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. Move the iron around in small circles.

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.

Ironing the beads with a mini iron

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.

Peeling back the paper to check if the beads are melted

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.

Ironing the other side of a fuse bead design

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!

Peeling the ironing paper off the finished project

Now that you’ve had a refresher on how to melt the beads, you can get the patterns! Keep on reading.

Minions Perler Beads

  • 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.”
  • 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).
  • In addition to square, you’ll see a round pegboard. These are fun to have in your arsenal if you plan to do a lot of perler-ing.
  • You don’t have to stick to my color choices. A lot of times I just use what I have on hand, so feel free to customize.
  • I typically start with easier, smaller patterns in my list and then move on to the more difficult ones. If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, just keep scrolling!

Small Minions

Get both a single eye and double eyed Minion pattern.

minion fuse beads

Set of Minions

minion hama beads

Standing Minions

These patterns use 138 yellow, 26 gray, 14 white, 60 black, and 80 cobalt beads.

minions perler

Four Heads

These are great for magnets! They use 299 yellow, 137 gray, 111 black, and 86 cheddar beads.

melty beads minion

Tall and Short

These patterns use 7 dark gray, 2 clear, 193 yellow, 39 gray, 54 black, 20 white, 71 light blue, 4 cobalt, and 12 pastel blue beads.

minion melty beads


This pattern uses 82 yellow, 14 gray, 4 light gray, 34 black, 6 white, 55 light blue, 2 cobalt, and 6 pastel blue beads.

carl minion perler beads

Evil Minion

This pattern uses 126 pastel lavender, 20 gray, 20 white, and 78 black beads.

purple minion perler beads


This pattern uses 32 black, 134 yellow, 18 gray, 16 white, 6 pink, and 75 cobalt beads.

phil minion perler beads

Kicking Ninja

This pattern uses 48 black, 39 cheddar, 48 yellow, 12 gray, 8 white, 70 light blue, and 6 cobalt beads.

ninja perler beads

Maid Phil and Baby

These patterns use 118 white, 102 yellow, 28 gray, 73 black, 9 red, and 1 orange bead.

maid and baby perler beads

Hula Minion and Santa Minion

These patterns use 5 purple, 5 orange, 5 cobalt, 5 pink, 5 red, 59 cherry, 133 yellow, 41 white, 28 gray, 58 black, 28 brown, 2 fawn, 19 bright green, and 9 kiwi lime beads.

hula and christmas minion perler beads

Large Maid Phil

This pattern uses 110 white, 108 yellow, 36 gray, and 126 black beads.

maid minion

Large Evil Minion

This pattern uses 208 purple, 20 gray, 28 white, and 134 black beads.

purple minion hama beads

Baby Phil

This pattern uses 23 cobalt, 179 white, 24 gray, 25 black, 57 yellow, and 24 red beads.

baby minion

Stuart Dressed Like a Girl

This pattern uses 70 orange, 123 yellow, 20 gray, 57 white, 41 black, and 91 lagoon beads.

stuart minion girl

Carl with a Megaphone

This pattern uses 55 red, 155 yellow, 90 gray, 20 white, 30 black, 29 light gray, 92 light blue, and 8 pastel blue beads.

carl with a megaphone

Tim Dressed as Dad

This pattern uses 58 brown, 24 gingerbread, 88 yellow, 24 gray, 38 black, 16 white, 104 dark blue, 9 pastel blue, and 9 plum beads.

minion with a hat and mustache

Minion Bow and Round Head

The pattern on the left is a fancy Minion-themed bow tie! The pattern on the right uses a large circle pegboard.

Minion bow tie and circular pegboard

Rocket Launcher

This pattern uses 172 yellow, 41 gray, 24 white, 92 black, 12 red, 89 cobalt, and 3 dark gray beads.

minion with a rocket launcher

Grass Skirt Minion

This pattern uses 153 white, 5 shamrock, 5 red, 5 dark blue, 5 cheddar, 5 fuchsia, 24 gray, 39 dark gray, 16 white, 30 brown, and 98 bright green beads.

hulu minion

Large Evil Minion

This pattern uses 196 purple, 130 pastel lavender, 92 dark gray, 20 white, 34 black, and 4 red beads.

evil minion perler beads

(Almost) Square Minion Face

This pattern uses 594 yellow, 88 gray, 82 white, 61 black, and 16 gingerbread beads.

minion face

All Eyes on Bob

This pattern uses 154 yellow, 82 gray, 44 white, 8 shamrock, 8 rust, 94 black, 152 cobalt, and 8 pastel blue beads.

hama beads minions bob

Large Minion

This pattern uses 161 black, 91 pastel yellow, 254 yellow, 48 gray, 8 sherbert, 14 dark brown, 36 white, 9 red, 148 light blue, 75 cobalt, 4 honey, and 2 light gray beads.

large minion iron beads

Large Stuart

This pattern uses 152 black, 227 yellow, 103 cheddar, 40 light gray, 34 gray, 70 white, 8 gingerbread, 218 light blue, 44 cobalt, 8 dark blue, and 4 dark gray beads.

stuart minion perler beads

If you liked these Minions perler beads, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other posts:

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