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*Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool & then flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher.

Melted bead suncatchers - single-layer plastic (pony) beads in old metal pans for about 20 minutes in 350-400 degree oven (open a window because of smell!) craft-ideas

Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool & then flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a sun catcher. Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME

Plastic Bead Suncatcher - melt Beads in a Cake Pan (no lining required) at 400 for 20 minutes, let cool, flip out, drill a hole in it to hang it (gifts for grandparents or teachers, use as coasters, make windchime) Look like glass but not breakable!

Melted bead suncatchers - So cool! *Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool & then flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a sun catcher.

Melted bead suncatchers - Melted bead sun catchers: melt thin layer of plastic beads in a cake pan @ 400 degrees for about 20 min. Let cool before handling.

Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME Pretty Sun Catchers! Cheap plastic beads melted in a thin layer in a metal cake pan & some ceramic dishes. 400 degrees for about 20 min. When cool just invert & they fall right out. Drill a hole in them & string them on fishing line. Note: I read elsewhere that 350 degrees for 15 minutes works. So keep an eye on it.

Melted Inexpensive Pony Beads = Suncatcher! This idea was pinned to my "Gotta Try" board. You place a single layer of plastic beads into a metal pan and heat them at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Here's the original pin --> Melted Bead Suncatcher So here's what I did --- I grabbed a couple of pans. I thought this heart pan would work nice and I had some small fluted pans (honestly don't know where these came from!) I put a small nut into the heart pan - thinking that it would leave a hole for hanging. I placed both of these on a cookie sheet to make it easier to handle.  Then I just started filling the heart with beads I thought would work well together. It was taking quite awhile to pick out these colors and get them into a single layer, so I enlisted the help of Shawn to make it go faster (and to give him something different to do). I asked him if he wanted to help me with an experiment. "Are we going to blow something up?" He asked with a smile. "No, not today...we're going to melt something." When I told Shawn I was going to melt the plastic beads in the oven he asked, "Isn't that kind of toxical?" Gotta love him!  I turned the exhaust fan onto high just make sure it didn't smell too "toxical", lol. The little pan took about 20 minutes. The larger heart took about 25 minutes. I had Shawn put some blue opaque beads into the little one because I wanted to see if these would look as good as the transparent ones. They came out interesting -but not for a suncatcher. They would look good as a melted bowl perhaps. Isn't this heart-shaped one pretty right out of the oven?  I did a second run of these using a round cake pan that was smaller than the heart one. I noticed from my first trial that the nut worked -but wasn't really needed. To create a hole just leave beads out of a small area. So that is what I did on the round one. I also put the beads into a design on my second try. I think I like it better randomly placed. I strung the heart and the round shape together and placed them into the garden. The sun bounced off them as the spun around with the breeze.  Here's the little guys from the fluted pan. It's better to use a smooth-sided pan. These have sharp edges.

cook the beads in the oven on 400 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes. Those directions were updated to use a gas grill outside or a toaster over outside

An awesome to involve your kids…Make a sun catcher or wind chime with these great DIY project. Your local Goodwill is a great place to visit for all your kids craft projects. www.goodwillvalleys.com/shop

Melted Bead Sun Catchers-I'm Feelin' Crafty....I like her idea of making a big one into a wind chime (x-mas present?)

Making Melted Bead Sun Catchers-Im Feelin Crafty....I like her idea of making a big one into a wind chime (x-mas present?) Check out the website for more.

Making Melted Bead Sun Catchers-I'm Feelin' Crafty. I'd love to try and turn these in wind chimes as well!

Found the craft of the day! This is a kids craft but I'm thinking it would be fun for me too! :) Making Melted Bead Sun Catchers-I'm Feelin' Crafty

Making Melted Bead Sun Catchers-yes - uses pony beads - wind chime here you come!

Making Melted Bead Sun Catchers diy kid craft child friendly

Sun catchers and windchimes from oven-melted pony beads

Melted bead suncatchers are easy to make from kids plastic pony beads. Follow these tips to make a beautiful and durable suncatcher with plastic beads.

Homemade gems Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Immediately drop into ice water and they will crack.

cooked marbles! bake them at 325/350 for 20 minutes, then dump them in ice water. the inside cracks but the outside remains intact. awesome! there used to be a lady in Brigantine who would "fry" marbles like this- haven't seen them for 40+ years!

Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make the inside crack. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants! Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins.

bake the marbles or glass craft stones on a cookie sheet at about 325 - 350 for 20 minutes, as soon as you take them out of the oven put them in a metal bowl or sink of cold water and ice.

Have made entire lamps with bake cracked marbles -- sooo pretty--Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants! - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins. I WANT TO DO THIS!

Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants! - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins. I WANT TO DO THIS! Love it ~ must try! #ecrafty

Easy "fried" marbles!!! Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants!

MMMMM Fried Marbles..... - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS. Actually Baked Marbles! Bake them at 325/350 for 20 minutes, then dump them in ice water. the inside cracks but the outside remains intact. Then go to ur craft store and grab something to hot glue it to that can go on an old chain or something that can serve as a necklace.

Used to do this when I was a kid. Love them. Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants! - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins. THis would be a fun gift for my little girl to give to her friends at Christmas

Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue on end caps with starter rings and start making jewelry. Craft Ideas,DIY,Gifts,great ideas,

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How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers with Pony Beads

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers - So cool!

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers, I love the suggestion to make them outside on the BBQ so the melty-plastic smell doesn't permeate your house. :) Also, check out http://artfulparent.com/2013/09/melted-bead-suncatchers-7-new-ways.html for more great sun catcher project ideas!

I seem to be obsessed with color and light right now. Maybe it’s the change in the weather, maybe it’s Daylight Savings, maybe I'm just trying to fight off the (California) winter blues… Check out Artful Parent for even more amazing suncatchers and craft ideas.

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers...more use toaster oven pursue to said toxic fumes. #Summer, #DIY, Summer Crafts

Need a #frugal and #fun #craft? These #melted #bead #suncatchers are gorgeous to look at, and you can use up those old #beads from your stash! #crafts #kidactivities

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers from kids plastic pony beads. Beautiful!! (Make sure to see the tips for safety and success.) #kids #crafts #suncatchers #pony_beads #plastic #melted

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers - I like the idea of using the muffin tins so they are contained and all cook at once. Any thoughts on cooking them in the church kitchen or not?

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers - So cool! @Elizabeth Lockhart Gootee @Nicole Madriz Manche

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers - Melt these on an outside grill, NOT inside.

How+to+Make+Melted+Bead+Suncatchers plus other cool kid crafts

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A Mobile from Melted Plastic Bead Suncatchers

Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile #KidsCrafts Maureen A Gonta, DDS, PC | #Corning | #NY | www.drgonta4kids.com

Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile (or Christmas ornaments)- Maureen A Gonta, DDS, PC | #Corning | #NY | www.drgonta4kids.com

How to make a colorful mobile from melted plastic bead suncatchers -- such a fun craft to do with kids! These melted bead suncatcher shapes are durable, too

Melted Bead Suncatcher in cookie cutters, on the grill (only a little bit of leakage) - they don't pop out as easily as from a pan and two didn't come out.

#DIY #kids DIY #kids crafts #art projects for kids #Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile

Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher with translucent and/or glitter pony beads

Idea for melted bead ornaments Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile

Melted Bead Suncatcher :: A DIY Baby Mobile - The Artful Parent

more melting bead crafts

Melted Bead Sun Catcher

How to make a decorative fabric bowl.

DiY coil basket. Using extra fabric scraps. How to make a decorative fabric bowl. #diy #crafts www.BlueRainbowDesign.com

Handcrafted fabric bowl: (picture tutorial) What a great use for fabric scraps. Love this...good for baby's soft toys, yarn, FUN!!! Good sister project @Darice Stone Tuttle and @Debbie Arruda Hastert! Slumber party, here we come!!!

How to make a decorative fabric bowl. #diy #crafts www.BlueRainbowDesign.com

How to make a decorative fabric bowl. A pretty way to use up fabric scraps.

How to make a decorative fabric bowl. Fabric rope basket.

Rope bowl made from fabric scraps. Super cute idea!

How to make a decorative fabric bowl. #craft ideas

milticolored fabric basket

Pixie's Rainbow Coiled Rag Bowl » Wee Folk Art

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Bead-dazzle me a Sun-Catcher!

First sun-catcher - SUMMER ACTIVITY! beads. You dump them into a round non-stick cake pan in a SINGLE layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes.

Melted Bead Sun-catcher - Super easy and fun to make. Arrange pony beads in pan (don't worry, they won't stick!) and place them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes. Once cool they pop right out of the pan. We used a toaster oven to make ours and did it in the basement near the garage door so the smell wouldn't fill the house. Have fun!

First sun-catcher - pony plastic beads. You dump them into a round non-stick cake pan in a SINGLE layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20-30minutes. Smaller cupcake tins can be combined to make a windchime

First sun-catcher - Dump plastic beads into a round non-stick cake pan in a single layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes. Love the cut out!

Sun-catcher - make using ponybeads. You dump them into a round non-stick cake pan in a SINGLE layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes.

Easy sun catcher - put plastic beads into a round non-stick cake pan in a SINGLE layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes. Can use metal or heavy tin strips made into small circles for a hole to hang the suncatcher.

DIY sun catcher made out of plastic pony beads. Bake in a round cake pan, 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees.

I've seen this idea before, but I like the added cutout with a tiny cookie cutter. Great variation on the theme. Easy sun catcher - put plastic beads into a round non-stick cake pan in a SINGLE layer, no greasing necessary and bake them in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes. Love the cut out!

Pony bead sun catcher #kids #crafts #homemade #sun #summer #suncatcher #ponybeads #diy

First sun-catcher cool make them from plastic pony beads #crafts #kids Crafts,crafty,Crafty Fun!!,DIY,DIY & Crafts,

I want to make one! With cheap plates and candle holders (from dollar tree or good will) and lots and lots of gems :-P

With cheap plates and candle holders (from dollar tree or good will) and lots and lots of gems :-P http://annawu.com/blog/2013/08/diy-cake-stand/

DIY Project. Use items found in thrift stores, rummage sales or dollar stores. If it's not the color you want/need then just paint it. It couldn't get any easier then dabbing on a bit of superglue and letting it dry.

colorful plates from dollar stores or garage sales. Add glass candle holders of different sizes. Voila! Gorgeous, interesting cake plates

Candle Holders, And Cheap Plates From The Dollar Store, And Glue Them Together!

diy cake stands - you can get the candle stick holders at the dollar store

Dollar store DIY: $1 plates & candle holders and some hot glue!

Finally! DIY cupcake stand!! Dollar store items!

DIY dessert stand

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These are melted plastic cups!!! How cool is this?????

Rainbow Suncatcher made from Recycled Plastic Cups... instructions included on the website! Which ones are the right ones? Well, type 6 recycling plastic is the same as shrinky dinks! So I bought a rainbow of cups in the transparent colors (about 25 per pack). After a couple of events, and with a bag and sign for recycling the cups, I had enough to make this sun catcher!

Plastic Cup Sun Catcher Mobile by Erin Barnes This is made out of recycled plastic cups. Shrunk like shrinky dink plastic and hung so beautifully into this mobile/sun catcher Nicely done.

Plastic Cup Sun Catcher Mobile...This is made out of recycled plastic cups. Shrunk like shrinky dink plastic and hung

Plastic Cup Sun Catcher Mobile by Erin Barnes This is made out of recycled plastic cups.

Plastic Cup Sun Catcher,This is made out of recycled plastic cups. Shrunk like shrinky dink plastic and hung so beautifully into this mobile/sun catcher....wondering how the artist did it exactly...Guessing its #6 plastic cups...Wondering if she cut off the bottom and melted the whole cup down so that it pooled into the shape? Or cut out doughnut shapes? The later seems like a better way to have made the holes for hanging. Original instructions seem to have been removed from the blog...

Spring and Summer Outdoor Recycled Craft for Kids; plastic cup wind chime

Beautiful Rainbow suncatcher / chandelier from recycled plastic cups

Recycling craft ideas!

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25 Spring Sewing Projects for Babies and Kids

Bead sun catcher - I want to make some of these and hang them everywhere in my house and yard

Sun catcher idea from Fire Mountain Gems... Really like this . . . Can make it for somewhere hanging from one of Jake and Amber's trees for a photo shoot . . . Only make it bigger so it's more than a wind chime!

Rainbow Catcher with Fire-Polished Beads, German Crystal Beads and Seed Beads~ #Windchime inspiration ♥

Rainbow Catcher/Wind chimes with Fire-Polished Beads, German Crystal Beads and Seed Beads - Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Rainbow Catcher with Fire-Polished Beads, German Crystal Beads and Seed Beads - Fire Mountain Gems and Beads #handmade #design #crafts ideas

Rainbow Catcher~~with Fire-Polished Beads, German Crystal Beads and Seed Beads Suspend inside wine bottle windchime

Sun Catcher: Rainbow Catcher with Fire-Polished Beads, German Crystal Beads and Seed Beads

Bead sun catcher great craft idea

Beads and crystals suncatcher

DIY Suncatcher

doitandhow.com; unfortunately this tree project links back to what appears to be a foreign site.

Wire Bead Tree - Make in all silver or a dark color stone. Stone & Wire Trees!! Want this so bad!!!

Stones & Wire Tree-omg I love wire work! I am so doing this!

bead and wire tree! Next wire Craft

Gem Tree...I love this craft idea

Stones & Wire Tree. I've done a gemstone tree with individual bead leaves but never one like this, might have to try it. Craft Ideas,Craft Ideas/DIY,Crafts,DIY & Crafts,DIY jewelry,make it!,Things I Should D

Draw on tissue paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred... I never would have thought.

DIY Candle Art - Draw on wax paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred... thats perrrty cool :) - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

DIY decorative candles-- Draw on wax paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred.

DIY: Custom Candle - Draw on tissue paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred...Awesome gift idea!

DIY: Personalized Candles ~ Transfer ink to candles in a few easy steps using permanent markers, wax paper, and heat.

DIY- Wax paper transfer~ easy tutorial to make customized candles. A great gift idea or table decoration for a party or holiday.

Draw on wax paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred. #DIY #craft #gift ideas

Draw on tissue paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred... Fun grandparent gift idea when kids are older! (Easy to ship too!)

Personalize Candles.. DIY: Transferring Ink to Candles... Great gift idea!

Personalized candles....permanent marker, wax paper, candle and hair dryer

Different take on the Crayon melting DIY project!!

Different take on the Crayon melting DIY project @Tristie Murphy Murphy Murphy Murphy Murphy Murphy Perrault

Different take on the Crayon melting DIY project. I would love to do it with different shades of blue in the shape of a star and Kaleb's name.

Crayon melting DIY project Wow what a beauty of a craft and art for the girls' rooms!!!

Different take on the Crayon melting DIY project-i need to do this

Love it- another crayon melted art piece.

So cool crayon melting projects.

Cute melted crayons project

Crafty / Crayon melting

Craft ideas

Plastic Bottle Curtain

Make a privacy screen using the bottoms of water bottles (maybe get different colors by using soda bottles)

Great Idea ... Think Green: Repurposed Water Bottles Plastic bottles that are stringed together. Can be used it as a room divider, curtain or, screen.

Reusing flower-like water bottle bottoms to create window coverings and room dividers. Brilliant sustainable design. . .

Michelle Brand, an eco-designer from Manchester in the UK, repurposes the bottoms of discarded plastic soda bottles to create these breathtakingly beautiful decorative light fixtures, lamp shades, curtains, room dividers, and more. Ingenious and quite stunning, don’t you agree? www.i-do-it-yours...

45 Ideas of How To Recycle Plastic Bottles DesignRulz.com / The Flowerfall is a window dressing that can be used as a privacy screen, with a similar effect to the currently popular patterned window film. The Cascade is more of a room divider...

UK ecoartist Michelle Brand makes beautiful stuff out of plastic bottle bottoms. This is a room divider

Repurpose the bottoms of discarded plastic soda bottles to create decorative light fixtures, lamp shades, curtains, room dividers, and more. [http://www.i-do-it-yourself.com/2009/04/eco-friendly-blossoms-by-michelle-brand/#] #soda #bottle #bottoms #curtains #lampshades #blossoms

PET soda bottle bottoms as a chandelier

Pop bottle bottom curtain

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative and cheap gift to give!

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative gift to #handmade gift ideas #handmade dovetail joints| http://decoratedcookies3326.blogspot.com

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative gift to #homemade facial mask #oyin handmade review #diy fashion #handmade crafts ideas #handmade paper making| http://decoratedcookies3326.blogspot.com

YW camp craft idea? Or gift for ycls?DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative and cheap gift to give!

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative and cheap gift to give!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad# crafts

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative and cheap gift to give! Made with Washer, scrapbook paper, Inkssentials Glossy Accents & Modge Podge.

DIY washer necklace. How to turn a metal washer into a necklace! A creative and cheap gift to give! Metal washer, modge podge, glossy accents, and scrapbook paper

DIY washer pendants .

Melted Bead Ornaments DIY

Love this idea - melty beads in a cookie cutter. I bet this would be cool to melt broken crayon pieces into shapes!

Melted Bead Ornaments using Perler Beads. Use metal cookie cutters, parchment paper on a cookie sheet, bake @ 400 for 10 minutes. Let them cool, pop em out and string through some ribbon - voila!

Melted Bead Ornaments DIY | Club Chica Circle - where crafty is contagious

Melted Bead Ornaments DIY | Tween Craft Ideas for Mom and Daughter

Melted Bead Ornaments - we have 1000's of these babies!

Melted Bead Ornaments using Perler Beads

melted bead Christmas ornaments

melted bead bowl before

Pebble Spheres - VERY easy to make!

Pebble Spheres - and another use for a dead bowling ball.... other than mirror or glass marbles on them....or a combo thereof.

DIY Pebble Spheres. I love the idea of taking rocks, stones collected from trips/vacations to make this. And use this as an Indoor or Outdoor Statement Decor piece.

Pebble Spheres - VERY easy to make! start w a bowling ball.

Pebble Spheres - re-purpose your unused bowling ball!

pebble spheres made using an old bowling ball

Mosaic rock balls for garden.

Mosaic balls for the garden

Decorative pebble spheres

DIY- Pebble Sphere

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Homemade Toys and Games

Piggy Bottle Bank

Things Made From Water Bottles | 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts ...

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles Water Soda Bottle Crafts Saturday Inspiration Ideas. The link does not work, but the piggybank is a good idea anyway.

Piggy bank bottle Under The Table and Dreaming: 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas - bystephanielynn #DIY #Recycle #Home

I love me some piggy banks!!!!! 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

Great idea, easy for kids. 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas - bystephanielynn

25 DIY Items To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles -Inspiring Water & Soda Bottle Crafts | Interior Design Ideas

up-cycle a plastic bottle into a piggy bank! #kidscraft

Plastic bottle.. Piggy Bank! great kid craft idea

Melted Bead Suncatcher: Good Link w/Directions, 01/17/13... CAH

melted bead suncatcher | In the Kitchen / Melted Bead Suncatcher: Good Link w/Directions, 01/17 ...

Melted Bead Suncatcher: Good Link w/Directions! This is what I was looking for! :)

Melted Beads Sun Catcher - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Melted Bead Suncatcher: Good Link w/Directions,

These could be fun to make for our deck.

Melted plastic beads make sun catchers!

Melted Bead Suncatcher with directions

Melted Bead Suncatcher, pretty

Melted snowman ornament

DIY melted snowman ornament, including stick arms, button eyes, coal mouth, carrot nose, top hat and plaid scarf.

cute ornament idea for your tree or a gift

DIY melted snowman ornament

several cute ornament ideas

cute ornament idea