A few weeks ago I saw this fantastic melted bead bowl on Pinterest. Of course I didn't actually PIN it so now I can't find it BUT it was super cool and I knew Maddie would love to make one. Or two. So we did.
We have had a bin of perler beads sitting in the closet never getting used because they require way too much patience which Madison does not possess so this was a nice way to use them up and still end up with something cool and functional.
All you need to make the bowls are beads, an oven proof bowl and cooking spray. Oh and an oven. Obviously. While your oven is preheating to 350ish spray the your oven proof bowl with cooking spray and dump in a bunch of beads. Easy.
Next give your kid the bowl to roll around and smoosh the beads up the sides of the bowl. The cooking spray serves two purposes- #1 the bowl won't stick (although I really don't think it actually would) and #2 it works as a sort of glue to help the beads stick on the sides of the bowl. Magic. The beads will only melt and drip slightly so where ever you put the beads they will pretty much stay so we went about halfway up our bowls with beads.
Instead of pulling out our entire crayon collection every afternoon for the
I am thinking that Maddie and I may be making another bowl for her teacher this fall. Hmmm maybe filled with a few school supplies? Boxes of crayons? Wrapped up in some cellophane? The wheels are turning! hmmmm....