Introduction: DIY Rainbow Dash

This instructable is for a Voxelized Rainbow Dash you can make your own from perler beads, hama beads, nabbi beads, or any type of melty beads (Preferably I use Perler). You can watch the video and follow along if you like.

(Please credit me should you use or manipulate this pattern. Please be respectful and don't mass produce or sell the finished product) since I do not own this character. Thank you!!! Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather Materials & Download Your Pattern

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Materials needed:

  • Superglue (Loctite)
  • Ironing paper
  • Pegboard Reg
  • Beads (Colors list in file download or photo above)
  • Books (used for weight)
  • Exacto Knife (for mistakes)

    Download your (Rainbow Dash Pattern)

Step 2: Start Beading and Iron Out Your Layers

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I do the highest number before the max my iron uses. For my iron it is number 3 (the last number before the meter turns red) I like to iron each one separately on the middle of each board

your choice (I think it melts more evenly)

For some of the layers that contain small pieces for details of the wings, ears, pony tail, and legs I seperate them and iron them like I show in the 3 photos above

After you Iron out your layers make sure you add weight so the layers won't bend, usually this doesn't happen but the more beads the more chances your layers will bend.

Step 3: How to Glue

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The Rainbow Dash photo patterns are already placed the exact way the character should be glued

once you preview your photo just press the right arrow and compare photos

By memory or with dry erase marker, mark the corners of where you will be placing the pattern over. the photo above shows an example of how I watch what I glue.

Do this after gluing every layer

Step 4: Glue Your Layers

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All you need is one drop of glue on each bead you stick


  1. Remember to take your time, superglue is very hard to take apart
  2. Align the layers with your fingers
  3. Apply lots of pressure to each layer glued (be careful where you add pressure from)

Step 5: All Done! Hope You Like Your Rainbow Dash!

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Step 6: FAQ: Made Mistakes?

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(Photos used above are not always from the character tutorial being shown, these are mistakes I made from other tutorials.)


  • Take your ex-acto knife and just wedge it between the layers to take apart
  • remove the glue residue and glue the layer back on


mylittleponybro (author)2016-02-29

I really want to make this for my other pony projects.

Dashing Rainbow Dash (author)2016-02-26

Not bad at all.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-02-26

Love anything with rainbow in it :)

About This Instructable




Bio: I create 2D and 3D Voxelized Perlerbead Pixel art based on characters of video games, comic books and pretty much anything in the geek culture.
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