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Melted Pony Bead Crafts for Kids

Make beautiful summer crafts for kids out of pony beads. In this pony bead crafts we turn pony beads into stunning suncatchers that look like pony bead glass. These melted pony bead crafts make great sun catchers crafts, colorful mobiles, coasters, decorations, or sculptures out of melted pony beads. This is a great kids activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Make beautiful summer crafts for kids out of pony beads. In this pony bead crafts we turn pony beads into stunning suncatchers that look like pony bead glass. These melted pony bead crafts make great sun catchers crafts, colorful mobiles, coasters, decorations, or sculptures out of melted pony beads. This is a great kids activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Pony bead crafts

We are always looking for fun-to-make, unique crafts for kids. This pony bead crafts fit that perfectly! These “glass” looking creations are super fun-to-make. The vibrant colors and seamless texture make it a fun kids activities for all ages.The possibilities are endless with this melted pony bead crafts. This pony beads crafts is fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students too. Whether you are a parent looking for a fun summer activity for kids to add to your summer bucket list, or a teacher looking for summer camp ideas – you will love these ideas for crafts with pony beads.

Melted Pony Bead Craft for Kids

Melted pony bead crafts

You only need a couple simple supplies to try this summer craft for kids:

  • muffin tins [they will NOT get ruined]
  • pony beads, any kind. The translucent pony beads will work better for a sun catchers, but the neon pony beads are more dramatic. So depending if you want a sculpture, a sun catcher, or a mobile you decide how see through you want them to be.

Preschool Pony Bead Craft

Pony beads crafts

No fill your containers. We made some mini muffin tin, regular muffin size, and mini loaf pans. We wanted a variety of shapes.

make patterns with pony beads right in the muffin pans

Crafts with pony beads

You can put them in a design or randomly. They will both be beautiful.

Translucent pony beads make beautiful window sun catchers

Bead crafts for kids

Cook at 400 F for about 30 minutes.  Cool, right?

HINT: Although we ddn’t have any issue with smells, you are melting plastic, so make sure you are in a well ventilated room, are under contsant adult supervision, and use common sense.

Melt pony beads in the oven and they pop right out

Pony bead crafts for kids

If you want to hang your project as a suncatcher, make sure you stick a straw in your creation before it dries. When it starts to set, pull the straw off OR you can leave it until it completely cools and cut the straw down to size so it is barely visible.

After they have cooled completely they will slide right out [no greasing your sheet!]

Preschooler Alphabet Craft - learn lettesr with metled pony bead craft

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You can even make letters! What a fun way to learn about alphabet letters or learn to spell your name!

Rainbow craft for kids with pony beads

Preschool Summer Crafts

The kids were super impressed with how cool they looked. They melted perfectly and became a sheet of solid, beautiful plastic.

Crafts for Kids

What to do with your pony bead creation:

  • Use it as a coaster
  • attach a suction cup and attach to a window
  • hang it on the wall as decoration
  • make the letters of your name
  • drill a hole and make a mobile
  • drill holes and use wire to make a sculpture
  • unique mothers day craft
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Crafts Ideas for Kids

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Summer Fun

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Summer Activities for Kids

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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