I’ve got a super fun kids craft for you today – Melted Bead Ornaments! If you’re like us, you have a ton of those pony beads sitting around – we do beading with them, and pony bead animals, but have you ever thought to melt them?? It’s a fun and easy craft project, and now my kiddos want to make a million more! This post may contain Amazon affiliate links.
I can’t believe this was the first time we’ve tried melting beads – it was way fun!
Melted Bead Ornaments
So basically all you do is arrange your beads in your muffin pan. A few tips:
–single layer works best
–it doesn’t matter if they’re on their side or not
–make sure the muffin cup bottom is filled completely
Note below where we tried to make a candy cane and Christmas tree:
Bake at 400* for 20-25 minutes, or until the beads are melted. Let cool completely! Then pop out your ornaments, voila!!
Using a Silicone Baking Sheet
This baking sheet is my secret tool for to make this project super easy! It is hard to get the melted beads out of a regular muffin pan – you need to be able to flex it to get them out and not leave them stuck in the bottom.
–There are other more affordable options for silicone muffin pans. I found like this awesome set of 2, that way you can make different sizes of ornaments.
Melted Pony Bead Ornament Results
We tried some random ornaments, and then some with carefully placed beads – I really like how the candy cane turned out!
To get holes in the ornaments, you can just drill through them with a regular drill, it’ll drill through the hard plastic with no problem. Enjoy making a million!
They turned out so great! You could even put some vinyl decals on them for a personal touch.
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