Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY sun catchers

 


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This one was seriously fun, we are going to do it again this summer. I had seen the idea on Pinterest many times and I was on the hunt for Spring break activities to keep my kid busy. Very easy to do and little supplies needed.
 
What you'll need:
Tub of  "Pony" beads, you want transparent beads
Bag of suction cups
yarn or ribbon
drill
metal baking pans, we used cupcake pans

 
How too:
 
line the baking trays with beads, making different patterns with the colors.
Bake the beads, I seen people do this in their home in the over, no thanks. Guys it STINKS like melting plastic. You don't want this smell in your home. I baked ours out on a the grill and it worked perfectly. You want the temperature of the grill to reach 400, any lower than that the beads won't melt right. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until melted.  Take them out with a mitten and place them someplace SAFE too cool. I let ours cool outside right on the grill. Once done fully cooling, take the tin indoors and pop them out of the trays. After they are popped out, you'll need to drill holes at the tops so you can string ribbon through them to hang. I used a Dremel tool and a small bit. Once the holes are drilled cut some yard up, we used some Ombre super neon colored yarn from Wal-mart. Then tie them to the suction cub bars and hang them on the windows! All done! Ours all went in my sons room, they look super awesome in there and adds a pop of color.



 

2 comments:

  1. I love how these turned out! I've seen them on Pinterest too. I might have to give it a try with the kiddos. Their spring break starts TODAY! =0)

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    1. Now would be the PERFECT time!!

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