Colorful Bowl Craft for Kids

This melted plastic perler bead bowl craft for kids is as much fun to make as it is beautiful and useful at the end. We made it as a Christmas Craft for Kids and gifted some to Grandparents.
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We have been having a BLAST crafting with perler beads (also know as fushion beads)!

They are cheap, easy to work with, and the options for creating creative crafts for kids are endless!

Perler Bead Crafts for Kids

perler bead crafts for kids

Come dig in to the first of five Perler Bead Crafts for Kids.

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The kids were admiring the Melted Perler Bead  Bowl Craft from Meaningful Mama. So we decided to make it – it sure did not disappoint!

kid made christmas gift

We preheated the oven to 375 F. Then we buttered the smallest glass mixing bowl we had (think 6” diameter). The kids helped place the beads in the bowl and up the sides in a single layer.

Hint: The butter not only helps the bowl pop right out, but it also makes the beads stick up the sides too making it easier for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten age kids to help!

metled perler beads

We tried this twice.  (here is our first one)

We found that cooking it longer (like 20 minutes or so) gave us a “prettier” bowl. The beads were more melted and created a more seamless bowl. (there were no small holes like in the one above).

Hint: The perler beads really didn’t smell or smoke while they were cooking. I was surprised! But as always, watch them carefully and check them frequently for your desired “doneness”

perler bead (metled fushion bead) bowl craft for kids

Our second and favorite bowl.

See how there are no holes, but a seamless, colorful wall of melted plastic perler beads.

close up view of fushion bead craft for kids

Here you can see the bottom of our favorite bowl – see how pretty and seamless it is. The colors are just stunning. The back one has small holes – still nice, but I’d advice cooking it 20 minutes.

This pretty bowl would make a great kid made gift for Grandparents or to keep as a candy bowl, spare change spot, candy bowl, and a lot of other uses.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.