Crafting fans will love these printable Christmas Perler bead patterns! These are great for kids of all ages, as long as they are old enough to manipulate the tiny beads. Turn them into ornaments, and hang them on the tree!

Perler beads are one of our favorite crafts, especially for a rainy day. If you’re not familiar with them, they are tiny plastic beads that melt together when you iron them. Kids can build designs out of the beads on a pegboard. They are very relaxing, great for fine motor skills, and the kids stick with them a long time. Great for times when we are stuck in the house!

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We had SO much fun creating these Christmas Perler bead patterns! My boys pitched in to create some of the designs. Our favorites are the penguin and snowman, although we really love them all.

We also have a separate post just dedicated to Perler Bead Snowflakes. You can make some really amazing snowflake designs!

Give the snowman any color scarf you want! Customize the gingerbread house as well with any choice of colors.

Turn the round ball ornaments, or any of the designs, into ornaments for your tree by drilling a hole in the top of the ornament and stringing some ribbon through the hole. The drill is an adult job!

The perler bead ornaments look so cute on the tree! These would also be fun for kids to make and give as gifts.

Perler bead tips:

For these designs, you’ll need circle, rectangle, and hexagon peg boards. You’ll also need a good assortment of beads.

You can get all the pegboards you need in this set: Perler Bead Pegboards. The pegboards also come with the ironing paper that you’ll need for fusing the beads together.

If you’re just getting started with Perler beads, it might be better to get a tub of mixed color beads, rather than buying a bag of each color. (They are about $2.99 per single-color bag.) This Large Assorted Color Tub is a good deal, especially if you have multiple kids. There’s also a Smaller Assorted Color Tub. Since the larger one has twice as many beads for only $4 more, I’d go with that one.

We have found the Perler Bead Tweezers to be very useful, especially when you want to change part of a design and only remove a few beads.

Ready to print your Christmas Perler Bead Designs?

Click the link below. The file will open, and you can print from there.

CLICK HERE: Printable Perler Bead Patterns

Need more Perler bead ideas?

We’ve got lots of projects on our site!

Perler Bead Snowflakes – these would also make fabulous Christmas ornaments!

Perler Bead Necklaces – make fun Paracord necklaces with Perler bead charms.

Make some cute Perler Bead Minions.

Kids will also love these Star Wars Perler Bead Patterns

And one of my favorites is this Perler Bead Emoji Keychains


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  1. Treena Bourdage Dec 2, 2019

    These are perfect!! Thank you! (Love your site BTW!)

  2. Popi K Dec 19, 2019

    Have you ever seen Simbrix? Same concept, no ironing. My students just love them.

  3. Roxie Dec 19, 2021

    Thank you so much for these! My 7 and 5 year olds (and me) have had a fun time making different ornaments for our tree today.


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