CRAFT: Geek Crafts

Many crafts lend themselves well to recreating pixellated images. Projects made with perler beads, cross stitch, and knitting all are constructed from small square-ish bits that together make up a low-resolution image plane, perfect for 8-bit video game scenes. Here’s a roundup of our top pixel crafts. Did we miss your favorite? Post it up in the comments!

Costume: Low Resolution

Invader’s Rubik’s Cube artworks

Amazing “Punch-out” cross stitch

8-bit Post-It art

Legend of Zelda Glow-in-The-Dark Cross-Stitch Banner

Stop-motion Post-It Mario

Pixel Super Mario Cake Made from Cupcake Squares

Missle Command Circle Skirt

Massive Mario Push Pin Mosaic

Pixel Pour 2.0

Knitting Mario Level One

Space Invader Coffee Table

Super Mario Level Cake

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).