My kids and I discovered this fun craft the other day and decided it would be great for St. Patrick’s Day, or any holiday. We created these great bowls out of Perler beads. You can find them at any craft store.
All we needed was an oven proof bowl, the beads and cooking spray. The project is simple.
Start by spraying the inside of your bowl with cooking spray. This will keep the beads from sticking to the bowl. Then put in a handful of beads in at a time. We chose a mixture of greens for St. Patrick’s Day. As you push the beads down, they will naturally rise up the sides of the bowl.
When you’ve filled your bowl with one layer of beads, put the bowl in the oven or toaster oven for 10-15 minutes at 400°. We only did 10 minutes each but you can bake longer for a more melted look on your bowl.
After “cooking”, take the bowl out and let the beads cool in the bowl for a few minutes. Don’t forget oven mitts when you take it out of the oven! When it’s cooled, put the bowl in the sink and run cold water over the beads. Then your bowl can easily be pulled out of the baking bowl. They are great fun to make and a fun party decoration. And, of course, they look great in any colors you can imagine!