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Oh my! I love our Halloween Candy dish craft! We use ours every year! It’s a tradition! Halloween crafts are such a hit in our house. We love Halloween, we may be obsessed with this holiday. We decorate the house and spend the whole month of October doing Halloween themed learning activities and crafts. One of our favorites was making this easy DIY Halloween candy dish craft together! Melted bead crafts are deceptively easy and this finished product is something we can use each year.
Melted Bead Halloween Candy Dish Craft
These are so easy to make and you can get creative! Make a monster bowl or turn yours into one big ghost! The possibilities are endless.
- Pony Beads (or perler beads)- Halloween Colors like black and orange
- Cooking Spray
- Glass Bowl (or any oven safe bowl/pan)
- Your Favorite Candy
The first thing you want to do is spray your bowl with cooking spray. I haven’t had any issues with the beads sticking to a bowl or pan without cooking spay in the past but using cooking spray is my “secret” to getting the beads to stay in place while we are creating our design. A quick spray makes it much easier to stack you beads and create the designs you want because it helps the beads to stick to the sides of the bowl.
My daughter decided to make a ghost in the center with “pumpkin stripes” around the outside.
If you are using pony beads like we did I suggest using a BBQ to melt your beads because they do stink a bit when melting. On the BBQ I warm it up to about 400 degrees and then put the beads in for about 10 minutes, keeping a close eye on them.
Once they are melted enough to fuse together I pulled the bowl off the BBQ and let it cool. When fully cooled just flip your bowl upside down and with a little twist it should slide right out.
TIP: Sometimes the edges of these melted bead crafts can get a little pointy, almost sharp, so as soon as I pull them from the BBQ or oven I use a spoon and push down the points while the beads are still hot and workable.
Cute right? My daughter loves her Halloween candy dish! She couldn’t wait to fill it with her favorite candies!
What are your favorite candies? Butterfinger and Baby Ruth bars are our favorites!! Our neighborhood is one of those areas that seems to be overrun with kids on Halloween, so we have to buy the bigger bags of candy or we’re out within an hour. We lucked out and found several bags of all our favorites candies at Walmart in the Halloween section.
Make this Halloween candy dish today!
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