Melted Bead Valentine Sun Catcher
Kids (adults, too) enjoy making and displaying this Melted Bead Valentine Sun Catcher Craft! It is quick and easy to do along with looking colorful on your window! You know the three conditions of a good craft are: easy, inexpensive and turns out great! This craft meets the criteria!
My inspiration came from here
Metal cookie cutters of various sizes (important: do not use plastic!)
Plastic beads – any color, any shape, any size
This is what I used…..
The package of beads cost $1.00 and it made all three sizes.
(The clear beads look dark against this background.)
I used a toaster oven and did this in our garage. You do get some plastic fumes if you do it inside! Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area.
First, place beads inside the metal cookie cutter on a metal pan. If you use a disposable foil pan, spray with non-stick spray. When placing the beads, make sure there are no blank spaces. They need to be touching each other. It doesn’t matter if they are flat or on their edge as they melt anyway.
Next, put in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 5 minutes. Check often to see if they are melted. Remove and let cool completely!! (very important) When cool, the Melted Bead Valentine Sun Catcher will release from the metal cookie cutter with just a little force! Your cookie cutters are useable again for another sun catcher or cookies!
This is how they look…..
When cool, drill holes and attach together or separately. If attaching them together, the bottom one needs a hole at the top and the others need a hole at both the top and bottom to string together.
Now hang on your window!
Another option is to make a patterned heart. Go here to see my other post for making different melted bead objects.
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