Introduction: How to Build a Minecraft Creeper
I will show you how to build your very own beloved creeper from Minecraft, using Perler Beads.
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
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
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.
Step 4: Making the Body
Same thing as the head.
The sides are kinda flimsy when putting it together, so be careful.
Step 5: Making the Feet
Same procedure as the head and body. The darkened sections can be black if you like.
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
To attach the head to the body, simply cut a small piece of the paperclip, and force it though the center of the body and head as shown.
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!
Your done! Enjoy your new creeper.
Please post pictures of your creepers, along with any helpful tips and suggestions.