You can create colourful coasters, ornaments, key chains and knick-knacks by melting pony beads and allowing them to fuse together into your desired shape. The craft is kid friendly, as a child can arrange the beads to make any design he likes. To begin making art with melted pony beads, you need to know how to arrange and melt them properly for the best results.
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Things you need
- Baking tray
- Waxed paper
- Pony beads
Preheat your oven to 177 degrees Celsius.
Place a sheet of waxed paper on a baking tray or in another baking pan, depending on the project you want to create with your beads. For smaller circle shapes, use a muffin tin.
Arrange your pony beads on your pan or baking tray in any way you want. Create patterns, images or just place them randomly.
Place the pan or baking tray into the oven.
Check your pony beads after 10 minutes of baking to see if they are melted. If they need more time, check them in five-minute intervals.
Remove the pan or baking tray from the oven carefully, and set it on the hob to cool for 15 minutes.
Pull the melted bead creation off of the waxed paper, and use it however you want. Poke holes with a sewing pin if you plan on hanging the project up, or leave as is for use as coasters or knick-knacks.
Tips and warnings
- Keep children away from a hot oven.
- Use oven gloves when removing the hot pan.
- Open windows to ventilate the room before melting any type of plastic.
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