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Spider Perler Bead Patterns (Over 20 Ideas!)

Get spider perler bead patterns for both Halloween as well as everyday insect crafts! There are over 20 patterns great for kids or adults.

spider perler beads

Hey there, craft enthusiasts and spider aficionados! Let’s spin a web of creativity today, shall we? If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the delightful world of perler beads, then you know the sheer joy these colorful, plastic beads bring into the crafting universe.

But have you ever tried combining the spooky charm of spiders with the vibrant magic of perler beading? If not, brace yourself for a fun Halloween crafting adventure!

Now, I know what some of you might be thinking. “Spiders? Really? They’re more creepy than cute.” But bear with me for a second.

Think about the intricate patterns on a spider’s back, or the delicate design of a spider’s web. There’s an artistry to them that’s undeniable. Now imagine turning them into colorful patterns!

These are going to be perfect to add to your Halloween perler beading.

These ideas are perfect for all occasions. Halloween decorations? Check. A unique bookmark? Check. A quirky pair of earrings for that upcoming costume party? Double check!

Or maybe you’re just a spider appreciator or Halloween lover looking to adorn your space with these eight-legged wonders. Whatever the reason, there’s a pattern below for you.

Spider Perler Bead feature image

For those of you unfamiliar with perler beads, here’s a quick rundown: These are tiny, colorful beads that you arrange on pegboards to create designs.

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). But don’t be shy – adults love them too!

PS – don’t forget to visit our skull and pumpkin perler beads! You’ll love those too.

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. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the perler bead spiders.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you get the best results, using Baby Yoda as an example.

Star Wars perler bead pattern on a pegboard

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.

Placing parchment paper 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. 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 parchment paper with an 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.

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 the melty beads with the iron

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 spider perler beads, here are the patterns.

Spider Perler Bead Patterns

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, star, 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!

Small Spider

This pattern uses 31 clear beads, 64 black beads, and 2 white beads.

spider hama beads

Happy Spider and Web

Use a small round board to make a spider, then a small hexagon board (with glow in the dark beads) to make the web.

small spider and spider web

Halloween Spiders

These guys incorporate colors of the holiday season! Using glow in the dark beads for the pattern on the right. They make great coasters too.

small spiders on round boards

Colorful Spiders

Both of these little arachnids were made with small star boards.

small spiders

Black Widow with a Web

This pattern uses 181 black, 14 clear, and 9 red beads.

spider perler and web

Web Weaver

This pattern uses 130 black, 32 orange, 13 gray, and 2 white beads.

orange striped halloween spider

Just Hanging Around

This pattern uses 114 gray, 129 black, and 1 white bead.

spider perler bead pattern

Cute Jumping Spider

This pattern uses 113 sand, 101 rust, 91 light brown, 36 black, 8 white, and 12 yellow beads.

big eyed spider

Spider with Red Eyes

This pattern uses 152 black, 52 clear, and 2 red beads.

perler bead spider

Super Mario Spider Mushroom

This pattern uses 142 black, 38 dark gray, 42 gray, 31 light gray, 5 tan, and 32 white beads.

mario mushroom spider

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.

spider perler halloween patterns

Toxic Spider

This pattern uses 131 orange, 120 periwinkle, 111 mist, and 4 magenta beads.

colorful spider

Large Purple Spider

This pattern uses 130 light gray, 177 black, 99 dark gray, 26 purple, and 14 pastel lavender beads.

hama beads spider

Big Red and Blue Web

Two large hexagon boards with two additional spider designs.

spider web perler beads

Timmy Skelanimals

This pattern uses 19 gray, 274 black, 8 red, and 64 white beads.

skelanimals spider Timmy

Large Brown Jumping Spider

This pattern uses 269 black, 205 light brown, 93 tan, 84 brown, and 4 white beads.

brown jumping spider

Cute Spider with Candy Corn and a Spiderweb

If you need a cute spidey that is Halloween friendly, this little purple spider is fun – don’t forget the glowing web!

perler bead spider and spiderweb

Did you enjoy these spider perler bead patterns? Let me know in the comments! I’d love for you to check out these other posts:

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