Monday, December 3, 2012

Pony Bead Ornaments

I can't get enough of this pony bead project. I've made this project more classroom friendly and it sure made some fantastic ornaments for the preschool group I did this with. Silicone pancake molds work wonders to shape your ornament. I found these tree shapes at Diaso. Add plastic beads. You can use the translucent beads to make it look more stained glass like and you can also mix in some of the opaque beads for contrast. Bake for 12 minutes at 425 degrees. When it's cooled, drill a hole at the top to hang and you have yourself a masterpiece. BE SURE TO BAKE THESE IN A TOASTER OVEN OUTSIDE. Seriously, It's pretty toxic smelling. One of the kids used all sorts of plastic beads, not just the pony beads and I LOVE the way it turned out.


nikitaland said...

Did you leave the plastic cookie cutter around the beads when you melted them in the toaster oven or did you remove the cutter after the shape was created?

Kelly said...

Leave the cookie cutter while you bake it. These silicone pancake shapes are heat resistant and do not melt. Once you take the shape out of the oven let it cool and the shape/cookie cutter separates easily.