Saturday, August 16, 2008

DD Went Crazy With the Melty Beads


I know some of you (moms) know all about this, but you can buy these colorful plastic beads and you place them on plastic templates that have tiny pegs to put the beads on. Then, you put this special waxed paper thing over top and run an iron over them until they melt and stick together and once cooled, you can then take the whole thing off the template and all the beads are fused together.
DD was sitting watching the Olympics and churned out a whole bunch of designs.  I think I like the big hexagon best.

9 comments:

  1. my kids love these. We put magnetson them and have them hanging on the fridge

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  2. Lily that's a GREAT idea (I never know what to do with all these bead things she makes)! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You guys are amazing. My girls used to do these, but i would sit them on the windowsill waiting for me to iron them..and somebody would spill them. I'm a bad mommy..hee hee. We did make some though, and they are still magnets on the fridge. You did some great ones! Love the dog.

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  4. I used to have these as a kid! They were good fun, even though we never knew what to do with them after. I had noticed lately that they've made a comeback, they seem to have gotten better too. Your daughter's ones look great :)

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  5. We always seem to have tons of the little beads all over the house. They hurt when you step on them!

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  6. Those are cute. I might need to get some of those for my nieces to do when they are here. They love making things and i'm teaching the oldest one to crochet, but the littler ones just don't get it yet. They could do this thoughas long as i do the ironing parts. Would they work as frige magnets? I'm thinking if so i can let them make them for their mom/aunts and Granny for Christmas or something.

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  7. Nessa, yeah, you could get some magnets at the craft store, the kind with adhesive on the back, and you could just stick the magnet on the back of the bead thing after you iron it - what a great gift idea for family members! Thanks for the idea Lily!

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  8. My daughter loves these - they allow her to be creative and inventive. The only thing she can't do at present is the ironing - but she'll soon get that!

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  9. This are such a great creative outlet, and relatively inexpensive! We got a whole bucket of those beads. :-D

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