Oriental Trading gave me the item mentioned below free of charge for my honest opinion.
I enjoy making crafts with my little boy it’s a great way for us to spend some quality time together, especially when it’s raining outside, or too hot to go outdoors. We enjoy making crafts that are fun and easy to make. We also, love making crafts that he can give away as gifts. My little boy wanted to make different shaped sun catchers, so I ordered see -through pony beads from Oriental Trading at no cost to me.
3. Remove extra beads that have spilled inside the baking pan. Place baking pan and, heart shape cake pan into a 275 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the beads are melted. Remove from oven and let cool.*Kim’s Note- these beads took longer than the beads I normally use. I removed the tray with the cookie cutter after 25 minutes but, the cake pan took 35 minutes. I recommend after your beads have been cooking for 20 minutes to check on them periodically to make sure they melt and not burn. All sun catchers were melted in the oven in a well-ventilated area with the windows and doors open while my son played outdoors. I love making sun catchers I have been making them for over 15 years.
If you’re looking for a fun project to make with your children during Spring Break or when the weather has them stuck indoors to check out Oriental Trading here to order pony beads. Oriental Trading has a large selection of beads, pony beads, and many other great items for your crafting needs. The Sun Catchers would make a great Mother’s Day or Special Person Gift! Also, check out my DIY Sun Catcher Mobile here.
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.