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.
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!)
Then the girls pressed the beads into one layer on the bottom and along the sides:
We put the bowl into the oven on BROIL for 3 minutes 30 seconds.
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.
I hope your kids enjoy making this!
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