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Jun 18 2015
2 years ago
4:07 PM MST

Melted Beads Craft (Great for Kids)

Jun 18, 2015 @ 4:07 PM MST
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Easy Melted Beads Crafts Hip2Save

If you’re looking for an easy craft to make this summer with the kids, try this fun melted beads craft. Get creative with different bead colors and shapes – create bowls, fun flower accessories and more. For safety reasons, be sure to supervise your children and make sure an adult is present to assist with placing beads in the oven.
How to turn pony beads into a fun kids craft by Hip2Save.com

For This Craft You’ll Need:

Pony Beads (found at any craft store)
Pam baking spray
Baking tray covered in foil
Oven safe bowl or cups

Directions: Cover a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with a little nonstick spray. Make a shape with beads – I made a flag and flowers. Use a ruler to make lines straight if desired. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for about 13 minutes. Keep a close eye on your creations as you don’t want them to burn. Let cool, then remove from foil.

If making flowers, you can glue them to hair clips or blank rings as jewelry. If you poke a hole in them right out of the oven, you can use a safety pin to make a decorative pin or even make cute dangling wire earrings.
Melted Bead Bowls as an Easy Summer Craft by Hip2Save.com
To make a bowl like the ones pictured above, I first sprayed the area with nonstick spray and then made a circle on the foil with beads. I baked in the oven at 400 degrees until it melted (about 13 minutes) and then very carefully moved my baked creation to an upside down bowl covered with foil using oven mitts. Press it gently down so it molds to the bowl shape and then put it back in the oven for a minute or two. I also made a smaller bowl using a mason jar bottom as the mold.

What a fun and easy craft idea! Thanks to reader, Erin, for emailing the idea!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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