Get over 30 patterns for Mario perler beads! There are a variety of characters and symbols from Nintendo’s classic game series. These Super Mario hama beads are perfect for kids or adults!
I believe it was Christmas of 1985 when my dad first brought home a Nintendo Entertainment System. I was 8 years old, and the way that he introduced me to the new purchase was to wake me up in the morning by shoving the R.O.B. in my face.
Don’t remember the R.O.B.? It was a little “robot” that came with the system the first few years it was out, and it could play a few games with you.
My dad didn’t even wait until Christmas morning to show me because at the time, it was so futuristic and cool that he couldn’t! And I don’t blame him. It was exciting back then.
We had an Atari because my dad always liked computers and video games. But nothing compared to that first Nintendo! Nothing. I don’t even want to know how many hours we logged on it.
As you can imagine, my brothers and I (and our father) played a lot of Mario Brothers. Hours and hours (I don’t want to know). And we had Super Mario Bros. and all those sequels. We were obsessed.
I have to say it’s still my favorite video game of all time, along with Mega Man and then Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega platform.
And because of my deep love for those cute little Italian brothers who can jump so high, I’m pleased to share this collection of Mario perler beads with you! There are over 30 patterns below that I think you’re going to love.
Both good and bad are represented with several characters, and I’ve also got some accoutrements 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!
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 Super Mario 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. I’m going to show you on Baby Yoda.
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 Super Mario perler beads, here are the patterns.
Super Mario Hama Beads
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 four square pegboards together (or two depending on how wide the pattern is).
- When I say the small patterns below use a regular board, that means the individual patterns. For example, the first image below has six patterns. You can do any one of those individually on one square pegboard (but they might not all fit together one a pegboard).
- Some of the backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast to the pattern so you can see where all the white beads should go.
The patterns below use a regular 5.7″, 29 x 29 pegboard.
Mini Mario Perler Beads
These fun minis use 68 white, 7 yellow, 38 black, 73 medium green, 38 red, 75 flesh, 46 medium blue, 4 brown, and 19 dark red beads.
Mini Mario and Luigi
Uses 34 medium green, 40 red, 48 brown, 56 flesh, 14 black, 68 medium blue, 28 white, and 4 yellow beads.
Mini Mario Kart and Mini Yoshi Hama Beads
Uses 43 red, 10 brown, 33 peach, 15 black, 25 medium blue, 40 white, 20 dark gray, 16 light orange, 1 yellow, 4 dark brown, 72 green, 8 gray, and 5 light gray beads.
Bowser Jr., Mushroom, and Piranha
Uses 50 medium red, 21 dark red, 58 white, 36 medium green, 64 black, 31 flesh, 67 light butterscotch, 21 medium brown, and 19 pale yellow beads.
Princess Peach and Princess Daisy
Uses 51 cheddar, 8 medium blue, 2 red, 5 dark green, 49 yellow, 50 medium brown, 39 flesh, 28 dark pink, 40 pink, 11 white, and 26 dark orange beads.
Koopa Troopa and Jumping Mini Mario Perler Beads
Uses 48 white, 52 cheddar, 10 black, 39 medium green, 16 dark green, 47 red, 24 brown, 46 medium blue, and 2 yellow beads.
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
Uses 180 medium brown, 58 red, 93 flesh, 4 white, and 13 black beads.
Bowser in a Koopa Clown Car and Toad
Uses 35 orange, 20 dark green, 12 black, 42 flesh, 125 white, 30 red, 16 cheddar, 42 kiwi lime, 6 dark blue, and 12 dark brown beads.
Wario and Waluigi
Uses 105 purple, 43 white, 61 sand, 19 light brown, 2 periwinkle, 17 black, 16 pink, 49 denim blue, 49 yellow, 14 honey, and 14 dark green beads.
Uses 170 black, 50 red, 32 white, 52 flesh, 56 medium blue, 8 yellow, and 18 burgundy beads.
Uses 103 black, 73 medium red, 31 white, 42 dark red, 44 fawn, 86 sand, 12 brown, 2 light blue, and 4 cobalt beads.
Jumping Super Mario Hama Beads
Uses 163 black, 49 red, 75 flesh, 23 blue, 4 white, and 22 brown beads.
Uses 122 black, 81 white, 35 red, 57 flesh, 15 dark blue, 14 yellow, and 14 rust beads.
Cloud, Mushroom, and Turtle Shell
Uses 226 black, 232 white, 129 red, 13 mist, and 32 flesh beads.
Pipe, Goomba, and Fire Flower
Uses 275 black, 44 mint, 54 rust, 64 dark green, 39 white, 40 red, 22 orange, 10 yellow, and 40 kiwi lime beads.
Star, Coin, and Coin Box
Uses 234 black, 127 yellow, 222 cheddar, and 39 white beads.
Jumping Fire Mario
Uses 171 red, 64 orange, and 76 toasted marshmallow beads.
Uses 225 black, 97 flesh, and 60 spice beads.
The patterns below use an extra large 10.5 x 14″, 49 x 69 pegboard.
Standing Mario Holding Up Two Fingers
Uses 193 black, 41 red, 43 white, 40 dark red, 48 flesh, 43 denim blue, 8 yellow, 57 cobalt, 5 dark brown, 3 tan, 6 rust, and 14 medium brown beads.
Standing Luigi Holding Up Two Fingers
Uses 195 black, 39 lime green, 52 white, 42 medium green, 49 flesh, 38 medium blue, 97 cobalt, 5 dark brown, 3 tan, 6 rust, and 14 medium brown beads.
Standing Princess Peach Holding Up Two Fingers
Uses 155 black, 6 honey, 24 medium brown, 52 yellow, 39 butterscotch, 27 flesh, 16 tan, 39 white, 64 pink, 101 plum, and 24 red beads.
Uses 160 black, 31 dark green, 79 flesh, 35 blue, 4 white, and 22 medium brown beads.
Standing Princess Peach
Uses 159 black, 4 butterscotch, 28 white, 1 burgundy, 40 cheddar, 45 yellow, 38 flesh, 2 bright blue, 102 pink, and 31 magenta beads.
Uses 319 black, 176 white, 43 red, 41 lime green, 52 flesh, 100 dark green, and 103 yellow beads.
Uses 183 black, 72 lime green, 27 dark green, 97 white, 46 red, and 37 toothpaste beads.
Uses 166 black, 64 white, 60 red, 76 dark green, and 36 lime green beads.
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