Summer Activities: Make a Bead Bowl (20 mins)

It has been very hot here. Here’s a fun indoor activity that only takes 20-30 minutes — Bead Bowls.

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My girls loved this activity!  I first saw this on Erica’s blog, Confessions of a Homeschooler, back last January.  (She has lots of awesome ideas-be sure to check out her blog!).  I kept this in the back of my mind because I knew it would be a great activity when it was hot outside. We did this in the afternoon after a long morning at the beach.  I was surprised how quick, easy and mess-free this was. How great is that?!

To get started you need cooking spray (we used Pam – canola oil spray and it worked well), an oven-safe glass bowl and Perler beads.  I had the kids spray the bowl themselves (and then they used their fingers to spread the places where they sprayed WAY too much!)

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Then the girls pressed the beads into one layer on the bottom and along the sides:

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We put the bowl into the oven on BROIL for 3 minutes 30 seconds.

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I took it out of the oven and the girls waited patiently, oh so patiently, for it to cool.  Once it cooled a bit, you should be able to twist the bowl and it will pop it free pretty easily.

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I hope your kids enjoy making this!

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