Melted Bead Suncatcher

Supplies
  • Translucent pony beads
  • Metal baking pan ((Sue Says: Muffin and cake pans work the best in order to ensure a circular shape of the sun catcher!) )
  • Oven
  • Oven mits
  • Cooling rack
  • Drill
  • String


Directions
STEP ONE:Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees


STEP TWO:Place pony beads in a single layer covering the entire bottom of your metal pan


STEP THREE:Bake beads for 25 minutes or until beads are completely melted (Sue Says: If you are worried about the smell of melting plastic in your home, you can also melt the beads in a gas grill, although it may take a little longer to melt.)


STEP FOUR: Let pan and beads cool completely


STEP FIVE: Pop the sun catcher out of the bottom of the pan


STEP SIX:Use a drill to create a hole to hang and thread string through the hole


STEP SIX:Hang the masterpieces in an area where the sun is sure to shine through the hanging piece of art (Sue Says: a porch or sunny bay window is a great place for sun catchers to hang!)


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