Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kids Crafts: Suncatchers

Last night I was planning to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Unfortunately, that didn't work out due to TV troubles so it was scratched. Sob, sob, sniff, sniff, tear. So instead Chloe Jo and I did a craft I had pinned on Pinterest!

I already had the supplies I needed to do this craft, so I just had to go dig them out and we were ready to get started.

First, we decided on the colors we wanted to use. We chose pink, pink, pink, pink, white, purple and turquoise. Then we covered the bottom of a round cake pan.
 The instructions said that I didn't need a liner, but I actually did and this project ruined my cake pan!
 While we were putting the pony beads in the pan, I had the oven preheating to 400 degrees. After filling the pan, I put it in the oven for 25 minutes. It did smell like plastic burning so if you do this, don't be alarmed!
 After it was finished melting, I let it sit and cool down. There was a lot of cracking and popping while it was cooling. I dumped the suncatcher out of the pan, drilled a hole in the top, strung it on a piece of ribbon and hung it on a suction cup on the window.
It turned out pretty cute! I don't know which beads made the gold in the suncatcher, but I'm glad to know the process works. I obviously needed to use more transparent beads so we will be doing this project again. Maybe we'll even do it with cookie cutters to make fun shapes instead of just a round one!

I hope you all are having a fabulous Saturday!

I need to get going on a few things for the Anniversary party I am helping plan!

1 comment:

Angie said...

What a cute project!