I received something beary cool in the mail last week from a friend! It was a Perler bead kit with a Super Mario theme! Of course I am wearing my Super Mario hoodie while I talk it about it today.
It’s a large bucket of beads that can be used to make sprites. Just arrange the beads in the design or pattern you like, then iron it to melt them together.
I can pick from 11 sprite designs in this kit. It comes with a pegboard for holding the beads, and also a piece of wax paper for ironing. I’m going to pick the question mark block.
Now, I carefully start the first row of beads. You have to be very patient. My friend Ooogie would probably like this project.
*some time later*
Okay, now I’m about halfway there! Any slight tip or movement of the pegboard will mess things up. I did that quite a few times.
Alright – there! All the beads have added to this design.
Now it’s time to iron it so all the beads melt together. I will defer to my mom for this part. Be careful as the iron is very hot! Once I iron one side, we’ll have to flip it over and do the other side also.
And we’re done! It look pretty cool, huh? I might glue some magnets on the back of this sprite. Do you have any other suggestions for using this sprite?