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Cute Perler bead fruit made with our free printable patterns

Make these super cute Perler bead fruit using melty beads! Our fruit Perler beads creations are easy to make, and they’re really bright and colourful, making them the perfect summer craft.

We have 8 Perler bead fruit patterns for you, with a customizable citrus fruit option! Use our free templates to make this adorable Perler bead craft, or have fun designing your own cute fruit Perler beads. It’s such a fun indoor craft for kids and adults!

Cute Perler bead fruit made with our free printable patterns

 

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How to Make Perler Bead Fruit

Create Perler bead fruit patterns using our free printable templates and melty beads! Then turn them into fridge magnets or coasters. Read past the tutorial for even more ways to use them!

Author: Debbie Chapman

Check Out The Video Tutorial:

Instructions:

Step 1: Find what you need

  • Gather your supplies and materials.To make Perler bead fruit you’ll need a small circle pegboard. We also find it helpful to sort the Perler bead colours we need and divide them into small bowls.

Step 2: Make your Perler bead design on the pegboard

Step 3: Iron your Perler beads

Helpful Tips:

  1. If you have a clear pegboard you can set the pattern underneath it, making it super easy to follow along with the fruit template of your choice!
  2. Make half a pattern (a half circle) of the citrus fruits or the watermelon for an adorable Perler bead fruit slice.

Perler bead orange, watermelon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon fruit patternsPerler bead orange, watermelon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon fruit patterns

Get our free printable Perler bead fruit patterns:

The links or pictures below will take you to our free, printable Perler bead fruit templates! The PDF files will open in a new window.

Then simply follow along with the pattern on your device’s screen, or print the patterns in colour on 8.5 x 11 (letter size) printer paper.

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Free patterns for Perler bead fruitFree patterns for Perler bead fruit

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Free, printable Perler bead patterns fruitFree, printable Perler bead patterns fruit

What are Perler beads?

Perler beads are cylindrical, plastic beads that are used for crafts. Perler beads are also known as “melty beads” or fuse beads”, because they’re made to be melted together!

Place your Perler beads on a plastic pegboard to form a cool design (like these fruit!). Then cover with parchment paper and iron the beads together. The heat from the iron will “magically” fuse the beads together into one piece.

What’s the best place to buy Perler beads?

You can find a large selection of Perler beads at the craft store, at a big box store like Walmart, or online. Amazon sells a wide variety of Perler beads, but if you’re looking for a specific colour or accessory you can buy from the Perler website directly.

Stack of cute Perler bead fruit designsStack of cute Perler bead fruit designs

What can I do with these Perler bead fruit?

Perler bead designs are fun to make, but you can also turn them into a functional craft. Here are some cute ideas:

  • Add a magnet to the back for some adorable fruit fridge magnets
  • Use them as a drink coaster for smaller glasses, or expand the design onto a large circular pegboard for a larger coaster
  • Remove the middle beads (like the pineapple slice) and use it as a drink cover. Your straw can fit into the center space!
  • Hang the ironed designs as a window decoration or suncatcher
  • Attach a jump ring through an outside bead to make a keychain
  • Make a Christmas tree ornament for a Christmas in July themed tree by attaching twine or ribbon through a bead
  • Use a glue dot to attach the designs to cardstock and place them in a picture frame
  • Attach your Perler bead fruit to the front of a DIY greeting card

Fun Perler bead fruit ideas made on a circle pegboardFun Perler bead fruit ideas made on a circle pegboard

What other Perler bead fruit designs can I make?

We stuck with a circular sliced theme for our fruit, making the following:

  • Citrus (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit)
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Kiwi
  • Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry (we bet you’ve never seen a blueberry slice!)

But you can also make whole fruit shapes, having fun with the following:

  • Cherries
  • Grape bundle
  • Banana
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Cantelope, or another melon

You can even add faces to your fruit Perler bead designs to make them super kawaii!

DIY Perler bead fruitDIY Perler bead fruit

These Perler bead fruit are an awesome low cost, low mess craft! Use our free, printable fruit Perler beads patterns to make your favourite fruit, or have fun designing your own.

Free patterns and ideas to make Perler bead fruitFree patterns and ideas to make Perler bead fruit

Here’s even more Perler bead craft ideas:

Cat Perler Beads

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Perler Bead Flower

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Football Perler Beads

Football Perler beadsFootball Perler beads

Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!