Hello everyone, it’s Shelfy and today I’m here with some instructions on how to create a 3D Perler beads Super Mario Star bank. You can use it to save up money for your gaming funds!
- Perler beads
- Dark Yellow/ Light orange
- Perler/ ironing paper
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Creating Perler Pieces:
This craft consists of two main steps, creating the perler bead pieces and then assembling them into the bank, simple really! However, there are a lot of pieces to this project therefore I’ve included pictures of all the pieces I created. Use them as a guide to create all of them. As always, remember to place down perler paper on top of the piece before ironing. Be sure to pay extra attention to pieces that have beads on a diagonal, as those may require a little extra ironing time in order to fuse. I recommend that you start by ironing up and down in a very gentile motion and then once the beads are a bit more fused moving in circles.
Assembling Perler Pieces
The graphic below shows where the pieces to the bank go when it comes time for assembly. When working with the diagonal pieces, they will not snap into place, they can only be hot glued. Make sure that you’re completely ready before putting those pieces in. The part of the star underneath the eyes is the hardest to assemble properly. It is a tight squeeze with the two dark yellow diagonal pieces and the three small, skinny pieces on each side. Just take it slow and use lots of hot glue. In regards to both diagonal areas, use lots of reinforcing glue on the inside of your project. This is the best way to make sure it will not fall apart.
Remember not to glue every single piece that you’ve created, there needs to be some way to access the treasures inside! I recommend leaving the two large pieces that are the top of the star’s “arms” unglued. These are easily removed and snapped into place, making them good access areas.
Once all the pieces are glued together you are all finished! Now save up that gaming money!