I wanted to share a DIY ornament craft we tried with K tonight!  We made small ornaments using perler beads and cookie cutters.  Here’s how:

  • Gather small cookie cutters.  Lay them on a cookie sheet with a layer of wax paper.
  • Find perler beads at a local craft store.
  • Preheat the oven to 300.
  • I also grabbed ribbon and a large needle to help create an ornament loop.
  • A non stick spray seemed to help too!

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K helped us scoop and drop the beads in to the cookie cutters.

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They were a little more full than they were supposed to be…but we ran with it.    I added a quick squirt of non stick spray.

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I popped them in the oven at 300 for around 20 minutes.  But just keep an eye on them and wait until they looked good and melty.

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Here they are flipped over after they’ve cooled.

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And here’s a finished product ready for the tree!

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