by Rebecca Schwartz & Cheryl Crosby
Are you searching for the perfect bowl to store jewelry, small items, candy or trinkets? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun DIY holiday gift idea for family, friends and teachers? This adorable melted bead bowl is a fun craft to do with the kids whether you make just one or a stackable set of melted bead bowls in different sizes. Watch the video on how to create a melted bead bowl, then have fun making one – or many!
What You’ll Need:
* Fuse Beads (Perler Beads)
* Cooking Spray
* Oven-safe glass bowl, any size
Melted Bead Bowl Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cooking spray in your oven-safe glass bowl. Next, pour fuse beads into the bowl. Carefully press down on the beads to form one layer going up the sides; the cooking spray will help the fuse beads stick to the sides of the bowl. You may need to pour more fuse beads in depending on the size and shape of your bowl. Just go slowly and take your time!
Once finished, place your bowl in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on your oven so make sure you keep an eye on your bowl. Don’t be alarmed if you smell burning plastic; fuse beads are non toxic, however if the smell bothers you, open a window or turn on your exhaust fan. The larger bowl in this video took a solid 15 minutes to melt.
Remove the bowl carefully from the oven with an oven mitt and let it cool for 10 minutes. You may need to take a knife to loosen the edges before it slides out. And that’s it – now you have a colorful melted bead bowl that you can use to store items in or give as a special gift to someone you love.
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