Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bead Bowls!


Remember these little beads and pegboards?  Lots of fun, right?!  Well, here’s another idea of something creative you can do with them!  Melt them into a little bowl!

Find an oven safe bowl and wipe it down with any sort of cooking oil.  This helps the little beads stick to the sides of the bowls as well as helping the bowl release when you’re all done.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Push beads into a single layer all the way up to the rim of the bowl.

We started ours in the oven at 200 but 30 minutes later the beads still hadn’t changed at all!  So we turned the oven up to 300 (where I would recommend you start).

And then low and behold, 45 minutes after putting them into the oven they began to melt!  So fun, right?!

We let them cool for about 30 minutes once they were melted to our satisfaction.  Once cooled we pulled them away from the ceramic bowl.  It was actually tougher to pull from the sides than expected.  We pulled on the edges and then yanked it up from the bottom and viola!  Look at this cool bowl!

Leah right away tried her bowl out!  She put some grapes in it for a snack.  She thought it was so cool!

We had fun talking about all the things that would and wouldn’t work to put in and do with the bowl.  Yes on jewelry & no on putting into the dishwasher 😉

Then, as all good toys, it found its way to her head!  Leah wore it for quite a while like this and the other way around.  She liked it so much that she decided she just might wear it to school for crazy hat day 🙂

We had a lot of fun.  I think it would be neat to make a pattern but the random beads look great too.  Enjoy!  & share your fun if you end up giving it a try!