Get over 20 patterns for Star Wars perler beads! There are a variety of characters including both the Rebel Alliance and the Dark Side.
Two amazing things happened in 1977. On January 24th yours truly was born. Yep, I’m an Aquarius. Which, if you’ve read this blog before, you might have guessed just based on . . . a lot of things.
The other important date from the year? May 25th. The date of the original release of my favorite movie of all time: Star Wars! You might not know it, but we love Star Wars crafts around here.
A lot of people think that the movie was released on May the 4th (May the 4th Be With You), but they did it three weeks later. And now? It’s the second highest grossing film franchise of all time (behind Marvel).
Of course you’ve seen it. You’ve seen it, right? Please tell me you have. At least the original three.
If you haven’t, get on that. And in the meantime? Make these Star Wars perler bead patterns with your children. Or for yourself! I’ve got a ton of patterns for you to try below!
Both the Dark Side and the Alliance are represented with several characters, and I’ve also got a big logo for you. Some of the patterns are small and some are larger. That way? You’ve got some options depending on time and attention span.
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 – get our Baby Yoda perler bead patterns 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 Star Wars fuse bead patterns.
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.
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 Star Wars perler beads, here are the patterns.
Hama Beads Star Wars
Note: Every pattern here uses a 29 x 29 pegboard with the exception of the logo (the first pattern below). So you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put three square pegboards together.
Star Wars Logo
This classic uses 153 black, 351 dark gray, 486 cheddar, 342 yellow, and 60 light yellow beads.
Uses 125 medium green, 68 shamrock, 31 sour apple, 13 white, 10 peach, 20 black, 95 brown, 59 butterscotch, 81 dark brown, and 36 tan beads.
Uses 344 black, 121 medium gray, and 3 white beads.
Uses 27 dark gray, 237 shamrock, 43 light gray, 20 yellow, 76 red, and 156 black beads.
Uses 141 black, 92 medium gray, 51 bright blue, 113 white, and 1 red bead.
Uses 62 medium brown, 92 butterscotch, 92 cheddar, 39 yellow, 65 gold (or neon orange), 18 black, and 16 white beads.
Uses 46 yellow, 24 sky, 66 sand, 6 blue, 142 white (they look cream below), 11 black, 32 tan, 75 dark brown, and 2 medium gray.
Uses 40 medium brown, 36 flesh, 10 black, 77 white, and 12 medium gray.
Uses 53 dark brown, 114 black, 59 flesh, 75 white, 3 red, and 66 bright blue.
Uses 185 dark brown, 27 dark gray, 28 medium gray, 235 medium brown, 55 light brown or tan, 51 black, 24 white, and 2 blue.
Uses 94 black, 166 white, 83 orange, and 18 medium gray beads.
Uses 13 medium gray, 132 orange, 74 tan, 183 medium brown, 20 rust, 6 black, and 2 white beads.
Uses 64 red, 61 sky, 61 neon green, 48 black, and 12 medium gray or silver beads.
Uses 202 dark gray and 364 medium gray beads.
Uses 172 black, 228 white, and 33 medium gray beads.
Uses 116 black, 193 dark gray, 175 medium gray, and 76 white beads.
Star Wars Droids Minis
Uses 83 medium gray, 41 bright blue, 73 white, 9 black, 3 red, 82 yellow, 84 pale yellow, and 1 green beads.
Mini Han Solo and Chewbacca
Uses 83 black, 101 dark brown, 24 flesh, 31 white, 20 denim blue, 30 rust, 56 medium brown, and 8 red beads.
Mini Yoda and BB-8
Uses 82 black, 50 lime green, 24 tan, 28 dark brown, 6 medium brown, 26 light gray, 67 white, 26 orange, 1 red, and 1 bright blue bead.
Mini Darth Vader and Stormtrooper
Uses 141 medium gray, 135 black, 20 dark gray, 1 bright blue, 69 white, and 1 red bead.
Mini Princess Leia and Luke
Uses 152 black, 32 dark brown, 51 flesh, 80 white, 5 medium gray, 22 butterscotch, and 8 light brown or toasted marshmallow (for Luke’s boots!).
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