Cute Animal Perler Bead Patterns
If you love making perler bead crafts and you love animals, you will enjoy these animal perler bead patterns. Click on the pictures to get a printable version of the pattern, including how many beads of each color you will need to complete the project.
This is a craft which boys and even adults will enjoy too. It gets quite addictive, so it's hard to make just one project. And you're bound to find a favorite animal on this page.
Note: Unless otherwise mentioned, I created all the perler / fuse bead pattern pictures featured on this page. They were created using special bead software, some my own designs and some based on public domain clipart.
All the perler bead pattern pictures shown on this page are available on
this fuse bead patterns page.
22,000 Perler Beads! - enough for many fun projects
Pictured on the right, you can see the thumbnail pictures of some of my pet designs. Click on each little thumbnail for a slightly larger view, or click my link at the top of the page to get more detailed pattern sheets.
Wild Animal Patterns
Bear and beaver (2 large squares joined together)
Moose (2 large squares joined together) and squirrel (large square)
Indian elephant (large square)
2 cute koala pictures (small squares) which can be made into a 3D koala pot.
Tiger's head (large square)
Farm Animal Perler Bead Patterns
Sheep (large square)
Horse head (small square)
Hen (large square)
Pig front and back views (large square)
Little sheep face on (large square)
Mini Perler Beads
If you want to create jewelry, hair decorations etc, you may prefer to use mini perler beads. How cute would it be to create a matching set of farm animal earrings and necklace!
Note: these beads are very tiny and trickier to handle. Recommended for age 10 and up.
Dinosaur and Dragon Perler Bead Pattern
Click on the thumbnails on the dinosaurs on the right for a bigger view, but for my pattern sheets, check out the link at the top of the page.
Dinosaur - triceratops (biggie beads / small square)
There is a dragon on the second last row (biggie beads / small square)
Dinosaur (large square)
Flying dragon (4 large squares joined together)
Pictured on the right: my bird designs.
Graceful swan (4 large squares)
Peacock with his tail spread out (large square)
Hummingbird (large square)
Multi-colored owls (small hexagon)
Marine Creature Patterns
Check out my projects on the right, a pretty angel fish, a deep sea angler fish, a crab, dolphin, shark and more.
Colorful fish with long fins (small square)
Funny fish (large square)
Butterflies and More
Check out my designs on the right.
Lizard / gecko / iguana (small square, placed diagonally)
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a simple butterfly (biggie beads square)
Another pretty butterfly (large square)
Scroll down for several different fuse bead patterns for some mini beasts: bee, ladybug and butterfly (small square), ladybug (small circle) and a bit further down a spider and bat (small hexagon)
How to Iron Your Perler Bead Creation
To make your bead picture stick together, you will iron it while it is still on the pegboard until the beads melt together. Be careful that you do not overdo it, else the beads become flattened and lose their center hole. Watch this video to see how it's done. Some people will only iron one side, but I find it sticks together better if you iron both sides.
Ideas for Using Your Projects
Have you considered having a perler bead party?
One of the best birthday parties we held for my daughter when she was younger was a hama bead / perler bead party. Her birthday is in Winter so it is less stressful.....
More perler bead patterns
On this page you'll find lots more perler bead patterns - flowers, buildings, cars, food, hearts, Christmas, Easter, and even more animals.
Which is your favorite perler bead animal pattern?
anonymous on July 31, 2012:
i made the penguin!!!!!!!
anonymous on April 09, 2012:
anonymous on April 09, 2012:
siis ihan mahtavia tit kuka n on tehny? Min itse rakastan hamojen rakentelua olen tehnyt hama taloja ja kaikkea mukavaa
Cheryl Kohan from England on January 27, 2012:
Well, they are all very cute! I kind of like that camel the best, I have to admit. These would be such a lot of fun for my little grandkids! Very clever...Squid Liked and blessed. :-)
wolfie10 on November 28, 2011:
good projects to do with kids. excellent lens
sls450 on September 15, 2011:
These are cute. Great craft project lens!
LauraMarie LM on September 15, 2011:
These patterns are very cute!!