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!
Becky Stern (sternlab.org 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”).