Super quick bead bowls

A speedy post for the weekend…all you need is a heatproof bowl, a smidgeon of vegetable oil and some beads.

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We have had our box of beads from Ikea for years…I think they are actually multiplying as the jar is still full. Although currently they are all over the floor being used as panda and bear food! To put them to a less messy use and save your hoover simply…

1. Take a heatproof bowl and wipe it over with vegetable oil (we used small ceramic cereal bowls and hoped they didn’t crack!). Pop on your oven to 180 C.

2. Put a handful of beads into your bowl and push them into one layer so they go all the way to the top. Plug in the gaps with more beads. It dosen’t matter which way round the beads are. (We didn’t get to take a picture of this as it was so quick!). Don’t worry too much about holes either it will all melt together.

3. Pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes (ours took 15 minutes). Take it out when it’s all melted and run a knife around the bowl while it is still warm to release it. If your bowls are oily just give them a wash with a little washing up liquid. So easy! We want to make some two and three colour bowls next. We just need to find the time to sort those beads…

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Enid Blyton Rating: 8 out of 10 (Super quick with very pretty results.)

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