The kids and I have been loving playing with melty beads lately. I haven't used these since I was a kid, and I forgot how fun they can be. While playing with them, I had some ideas of different ways they could be used. And made Riley some hair clips.
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some metal clips (on clearance! Woot), and some earring studs with backs. Melty Beads from Craft Project Ideas come with beads, forms, design ideas, melting paper and directions. Everything you need to make some fun things.
I began by measuring how many melty beads would fit on the clip, and laid them out on the plastic forms that come in the package. Next I followed the directions and melted the beads as directed.
I decided to not melt one side of the beads, so that they would still fit into the clip good. So one side is melted below, while the other is not.
Finally I glued the unmelted side onto the clip and let it cool.
Next I wanted to see how they would do for earrings. I just used one bead, and melted both sides until it was flat. Then I glued the bead onto the earring and let it cool. It is a little odd shaped, but seems abstract and different. So I like that.
Both of them really turned out great! And we both have been wearing them regularly.
I have some more ideas using melty beads that will be coming in a few weeks! What have you made using melty beads?
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*Craft Project Ideas sent me the melty beads for a review, all ideas and opinions are my own.