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How to Build a Minecraft Creeper

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I will show you how to build your very own beloved creeper from Minecraft, using Perler Beads.
 
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Step 1: Setting Up

You will need to have the following items to make your creeper.

* Perler beads
* Square bead board
* Ironing paper
* An Iron
* Green coated paperclips
* Wire cutters
* Pliers

I would recommend sorting through your beads, and counting them out first. The creeper will require 896 beads; 52 being black. Sorting them first will speed up the whole process.

Step 2: Ironing Tips

How to iron:
1. Turn on the iron at a high setting.
2. Place the ironing paper on top of the beads while still on the board. Note that folds will leave a small mark down the finished piece.
3. Iron the beads until there is a wide but thin lip. This usually takes less than 10 seconds.
4. Flip the board over, remove it, and iron the other side.

I would recommend creating a few scraps to test the thickness, and to try interlocking the pieces.

I would also recommend ironing each piece individually, for the following reasons:
* It will be easier to clean up and fix if the board is accidentally dropped
* Ironing multiple pieces at a time can cause one to become too flat and become unusable; or not receive enough heat and fall apart.

Step 3: Making the Head

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Create the head by following this template. You can use any colors you like. I randomly placed clear green, florescent green, light green, dark green, and white. You can try to follow the creepers exact pixel by pixel color, but this quickly becomes tiresome.

To assemble the cube, place the front on the bottom piece, lining up the mouth. Add the sides and the back. Then put the top on at the end.

You can force the beads into place, but keep in mind that you can apply a lot of sheer force, but not much torsion.
gidFLo94725 months ago
Great!
agm8810 months ago
I want to see some one make a ender creeper....wait i should do that lol thanx man freakin awsome
ccarreer1 year ago
Look out, Turkeys! Creeper behind you! xDlolz

Awesome ible! Totally doing this.
epicman3331 year ago
Boom
absolutely flawless! ive always wanted my own pet creeper.
He took a few hours, and he's not quite right because i got fed up with the legs (Oops!) but I love him! He's so adorable. :D
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darman121 year ago
Wow, thank you soooo much for this instructable! Just the other day I was trying to think of a way to make 3D minecraft figures using perler beads but couldn't firgure it out! You just made my day!!!!
I did succeed in making a pick axe, axe, and apple....they aren't exact but i'll post pics!
kylie8201 year ago
I started making one! :3 only thing is now i wanna make other characters but i cant fin any other instructions :[
mcneilre3 years ago
Where did you get those beads??? I've been looking EVERYWHERE for them!!
sbrown (author)  mcneilre3 years ago
Any craft store like Michaels
scistone sbrown2 years ago
whats Michalels? ,'(
Lol fail?
hintss scistone2 years ago
A craft store!
scistone hintss2 years ago
Oh. where do you find that?
hintss scistone2 years ago
Well, theres always one overlapping the position of a Michaels store. :P
scistone hintss2 years ago
Ok. I'll look for a Michaels. Thanks
OR BEN FRANKLINS
mcneilre sbrown3 years ago
Great thanks!!
Oh if your looking in England check out hobby craft :)
http://www.koolstuff4kids.com/?gclid=CMfr397R4q0CFaFeTAodnlIUfA

That is a site where I get all my beads. I just buy the 22k bucket and sort them myself, but if you don't have the patience then you can always buy them presorted in every color they have.
DeceptibotX2 years ago
I love creeperssssssss.
grake20002 years ago
I'm making a pink and purple one! The manliest colors out there!!! Thanks for this epic instructy! ;D
max9terf2 years ago
THINK IL DO ONE FOR A CHTISMAS PRESENT
444fox2 years ago
Awsome I love it I neeeeeeeaaaaad to make one.
sstulpa2 years ago
Done and done! Brilliant!!
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kapaulsen2 years ago
Great Instructable. It took me a few hours to sort the beads and another few hours to place and iron them. Easy but time consuming. Thanks!
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Hatilicus3 years ago
Baahahahah. I'm gonna run to my grammas house and grab all the perler beads i got-- im doing it with the 52 blacks, 211 white 211 green 211 flourescent green and 211 transparent green. I'm then gonna put this on my desk and make the plushie, then make sonic shoes and a pig hat and a creeper T-Shirt and be done with it c:
Im gonna make the plushie too! I already finished the Perler one today.
I really love the idea!
I just can't fathom what made you decide to do an interlocking design. By nature, pearler beads don't really support interlocking. After melting, the beads become larger and the gaps smaller, and it's nearly impossible to get an even press across one board. I just filled in all the gaps along edges and glued the whole thing up with a hot glue gun when I was done. It looks great, I just wish I'd done a better job on the head (I made it a good row or two too big.) I'd redo it, but sorting those freaking beads drives me up the wall.
Mine woorked perfectly. Im done
I'm still gonna try it, but don't tell me if it's hard, I've never used them and this may be my first (mabe I'll do a practice one). :P
sbrown (author)  LeviathanChuAn3 years ago
You're ironing them too much if you're having trouble interlocking them.

They don't need to be ironed extensively, especially when 3d, because you have 6 sides forming a rigid structure
FrankenPC3 years ago
Being a serious Minecraft junkie, I thank you!

I may actually try this. I'm usually not the "crafty" type.
kinda ironic that u are not the "crafty" type even if u play minecraft
hintss lhakala2 years ago
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Same here. If only I weren't so lazy...
scistone2 years ago
AWESOME! I'm thinking of something... I'll tell you what when I've published it.
:D
smilee3 years ago
Ssssssss....... BOOM!
NatNoBrains3 years ago
Just made the head, kinda failed, I'll be trying again sometime (...) In the UK they are called Hamma Beads.
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