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    cheap plastic beads, thin layer in pan. 400 degrees for about 20 min. When cool just invert, fall right out

    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

    Pretty cool idea for a homemade suncatcher windchime...might have to try it.

    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.

    I adore this "trash"craft. See if you can guess what it is made from before you check it out.

    Alcohol Ink stained glass. Another stormy day craft...

    Main Street Quilt Pattern - That's a LOT of flying geese, but I like the movement of the pattern.

    - Perler Bead Placemats Excellent. If the Perler Beads are still at the lake, I can do this with the kids on thanksgiving :)

    fuse plastic grocery bags into sheets you can use. I saw this on the OPB Show Quilting Arts - where they decorate the bags and make it look like art for purses, quilts, etc. Beautiful!

    Melted bead suncatchers - Melted the beads in a metal cake pan and some ceramic dishes. Drilled a hole in them and strung them on fishing line.

    milk jug butterflies

    melt beads in cake pan - Google Search

    That is super-pretty and super-easy. Got to give this magazine art bowl a go!

    How do people come up with this stuff-If you melt a plastic cup made of type 6 recycling plastic-it works the same as shrinky dinks-WHO KNEW?!!!

    20 gifts kids can make.

    fried marbles. This is really cool, also tells you how to make into jewelry!

    Suncatchers or fused?

    Melted Beads - Vase. First melt beads in a cake pan, let it cool, then place it on top of a tin can and stick it in the oven again!