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3 Pirate Perler Bead Patterns to Make

Today we are sharing a pattern to make a fun set of Pirate themed Perler Beads.

I was thinking about what we could make to share with you for the Talk Like a Pirate Day blog hop we are participating in and decided to try my hand at making some Pirate Perler Bead Patterns.

Quite a long time ago I used to create things out of polymer clay and sell them at craft shows and in art stores. It was really enjoyable. Now I am finding myself getting rather obsessed with these colorful little melty beads and am also enjoying the design process.

We are adding all of the Perler Bead Patterns we make right here on the site. So be sure to check back often.

I hope you like how they turned out, mateys! Be sure to try your own designs too! Part of the fun of Perler Beads is the creativity.

Hey pirate fans! Here is a fun pirate Perler Bead pattern for a pirate trio. A parrot, a ship and a pirate. All are easy to make and there are instructions included. These are great for Talk Like a Pirate Day or any day!

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Perler Bead Pattern: Pirate Trio

So . . . I dug into my crazy supply of beads and decided to make something pirate-y. I though I should point out that they are not to scale 🙂  The ship and the pirate are around the same size.  You can’t get good detail on a piece if you go too small and I didn’t want to make a humongous ship.

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I am giving you basic instructions for making each piece. Please use the image for reference as well.

Pirate Perler Bead Pattern

  • The pirate is 21 beads high, 11 wide at the feet and 9 wide at the elbows.
  • There are a few holes between the body and the arms at the elbow area so it defines the arms better.
  • The head is 4 beads high and 5 beads wide at the widest part (eye row)
  • His shirt is 6 rows high and 6 rows wide, then 5 rows wide alternating
  • His pants are six beads high and 4 beads wide at the waist
  • He has black eyes, red bandana, dark blue shirt, brown pants, and sand (not peach) skin.

Pirate Ship Perler Bead Pattern

  • The ship is 16 wide and 21 high. The ship itself is 7 high.
  • The mast is 14 high and the flag is 5 wide at its widest and 4 wide where it goes in.
  • I sprinkled water colored blue beads at the bottom of the ship for 3 rows and then a few scattered up onto the ship.
  • The colors used are black, white, grey, brown, light brown, dark blue, pastel blue, turquoise, and toothpaste.

Parrot Perler Bead Pattern

The parrot was so much fun to do. Let your kids put the colors wherever they want them to go – I did!

  • The parrot is 14 tall from the tip of his toes to the top of his head feather.
  • At his widest part he is 7 beads wide.
  • I used black for the eye and cheddar for the beak and feet. The rest of the colors are pastel blue, dark blue, red, yellow, parrot green (appropriate eh?,) green, turquoise, and magenta.
  • Make a line of one darker color just to the left of where you want the wing to go and make his belly a bright color.

There you have it. An fun little Perler Bead project to do for Talk Like a Pirate Day, or any day!

For more pirate fun click over to our huge pirate unit study. Go see it – there is a ton of pirate goodness there including games, ship info, weapons, books and much, much more.

For more patterns like this pirate Perler bead pattern go to our Perler Bead Pattern Projects page which is linked at the top of this page. It has all of our pieces in one handy spot.

Or for another sea worthy pattern, try this one:

Submarine Perler Bead Pattern

What we use and on the far right the next beads I am hoping to buy. They are striped!

Perler Multi-Mix Fuse Beads Jar, Assorted Colors, Pack of 22000 Perler Beads Assorted Small and Large Pegboards for Kid's Crafts Perler Beads Stripes And Pearls Assorted Fuse Beads Tray For

Helen at Peakle Pie put together this awesome blog hop that I am so happy to be a part of. Be sure to check out the other pirate posts below from over 20 other bloggers.

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me – Study at Home Mama
Pirates Love Underpants Sensory Bin – Adventures of Adam
Free Pirate Play Dough Mats Numbers 1-10 – Life Over C’s
Pirate Science: Fool’s Gold, Parrots and Shipwrecks! – Share it! Science News
Pirate Colouring Pages – In The Playroom
Treasure Chest Craft – Messy Little Monster
How Did Pirates Navigate? How to Read a Map – Schooling a Monkey
How to Make Some Great Pirate Flags – Witty Hoots
Going on a Pirate Treasure Hunt – Play & Learn Everyday
Treasure Alphabet Match – The Kindergarten Connection
Make Your Own Pirate Map – My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity – My Little Poppies
Make Your Own Map and Treasure HuntMy Little Poppies
Create a FLOATING Pirate Ship! – Milk and Cuddles
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes – Emmy’s Mummy

Melanie @ Tree valley academy

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

An experienced grandmother bought perler beads and the peg boards for my then 3 year old. At the time I didn't think it was very age appropriate, but I found out how wrong I was. This has kept my daughter busy many a times, and probably everyone I know has several heart and circle coasters made by daughter ;). Your pirate creations are quite cool. I'm going to show them to my daughter, hopefully she will want to graduate from happy faces and hearts and try something piratey :).

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 24th of September 2015

Oh how cute that she made coasters for everyone Melanie! I have heard that kids as young as two really enjoy creating with them. My son was around 3 when we first tried them. I'm glad you like the pirate patterns.


Thursday 17th of September 2015

I must admit that I had thought of perler beads as an activity for girls, but now that I've seen some of your fun ideas, I think my boys could have a lot of fun with them!

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 26th of September 2015

That is great to hear Judy. I hope they give it a try. We are certainly enjoying them. Watch for our Halloween perler bead patterns coming soon!


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

My kids and their friends would have a blast with these!! Thanks so much for the patterns.

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I'm so glad to hear that Marie! You are most welcome.


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

My oldest found these beads this summer and has been making stuff nonstop. These patterns will be a addition to his collections! Thanks for linking up at #made4kids!

Sheila Rogers

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Hi Kim, Thanks for the invite to link up. The beads are just a tad addicting! I'm glad he is having fun with them and that he is adding the pirates to his list.

Helen @ Peakle Pie

Friday 11th of September 2015

Arrr me hearties! We would love making these wonderful Pirates! Thank you for joining in with Pirates! Blog Hop on Peakle Pie :)

Sheila Rogers

Friday 11th of September 2015

Helen me matey, Thank you for digging up a treasure of an idea! Ye are a gem.