Intro: How to Make Gaming Decorations
If you clicked on this you probably are a gamer and want to make some decorations. In this instructable I will show you how to make some papercraft, some pearler bead creations, and how to make some styrofoam pokeballs.
Step 1: Papercraft
Papercraft is pretty easy, well for me at least. But enough of me talking, we should get on with making some papercraft. Before we begin all of the designs except for the goomba and the trophy are cubeecrafts, and all credit goes to Chris Beaumont. The things you will need to make some papercraft are
- A knife (any sharp knife should work)
- Tape or glue (I suggest tape but glue works too)
- cutting board
Take the papercraft that you've downloaded and cut on along the black lines on the edge of the papercraft (not the inside - these are important later.) Use your knife to cut the line inside the tabs. When you have it all cut out use the black lines on the inside to fold it. When 2 tabs that have the same letter on them connect push the small tab through the slit on the big one then tape it. Do the same for the next few tabs and you should be done that is how you make paper craft.
Step 2: Perler Beads
Perler beads are these little tiny beads that you iron to keep together. Just make the design you want on a square board and iron it. Sometimes you will need a bigger board, but you can by those for about $6. So now you can just search [game of your choice] perler bead design and make some decorations. I find that it works best if you try to find something from the 8-bit or 16-bit era of video games. You will need:
- Perler beads (from a craft store, the perler website or most big retailers)
- Wax paper (normally comes with perler beads)
- Design board (also normally comes with perler beads)
- Ironing board
Thats it now you just need to make a design and iron it and your done hang it on your wall or something.
Step 3: Templates
Here are some perler bead templates that are pretty easy for beginners.
Step 4: Styrofoam Poke Balls
These look really good in my opinion and it takes about 10 minuets to make about 30 you will need
- styrofoam balls (you can find at a dollar store)
- permanent markers (sharpies work well)
- egg carton (optional but is a good place to hold them)
Just take the styrofoam ball and draw a black line around it. Then before you connect the line, draw a circle and on one side of the line colour it red and done. Rinse and repeat if you want to make more. You can also change it up a little make a master ball or a ultra ball - its up to you!
Step 5: Wrap Up
These are some of the things that make good gaming decorations. If you think that this helped you please vote for it in the game life contest. Goodbye