Step 1: Setting Up
* Perler beads
* Square bead board
* Ironing paper
* An Iron
* Green coated paperclips
* Wire cutters
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
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
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.
Step 4: Making the Body
The sides are kinda flimsy when putting it together, so be careful.
Step 5: Making the Feet
To connect the feet to the body, there must be 2 beads beside each-other on the top.
If you want the toes to point the right way, you must fill the gap at the front of the two back feet, as shown in the pictures below.
Step 6: Assembly
Create four long staple that will fit between two beads.
Remove the tops of the feet, and install the staples. You can eyeball or measure the distance, and bend the wires upward to fit.
Force the wire trough the holes in the bottom of the body and put the tops of the feet back on.
Step 7: Done!
Please post pictures of your creepers, along with any helpful tips and suggestions.