Picture of Pac Man Beverage Coasters (Perler Beads)
Hey everyone!

This instructable will show you how to make a set of beverage coasters featuring your favorite retro video games using Perler Beads.

In this guide, I have included the pattern for a set of 6 Pac Man themed coasters, and you can view my other instructables for patterns featuring Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda…


…the pixel-like nature of Perler Beads makes it incredibly easy to turn just about any classic video game character or item into a pattern! 

…SOOOO…if you love the coasters, but goombas, ghosts, or triforces just aren’t your thing, skip to step 6 for instructions on how to create your own patterns from YOUR favorite games!

Step 1: Supplies Needed:

Picture of Supplies Needed:
- Perler Beads*

- Base plate

- Cork backing

- Parchment paper

- Iron

*Perler Beads are available just about anywhere, from your local craft supply store to your local Walmart, but they come in a plethora of sets, so be sure to choose a one with a variety of colors that best suits your theme.

I have beaded and ironed the Packman portion of this project and I notice you don't have instructions on how to attach the cork to the bottom. What is the best way? Will hot glue melt the beads more?

mikeasaurus3 years ago
Neat project! Why not make the edges into corresponding fingers/openings so more than one can snap together?!
Love it! I love how you even took the border into consideration and made it just like the game!
toughschmidt (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago