Pumpkin Suncatchers

Brighten up your windows this Halloween with these cheerful Jack-o-Lantern Suncatchers. They are made using pony beads, arranged and melted in tins.

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Project Info

Difficulty Difficult
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 10+
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Materials

  • Opaque Black Pony Beads
  • Round tin at least 4-5" in diameter, such as a yorkshire pudding tin or small round cake tin
  • Translucent Orange Pony beads

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400F
    2. Arrange Pony Beads in a jack-o-lantern design in a circular tin.
    3. Place tin in oven for around 30 minutes. WARNING: Be sure to open the windows and ventilate the house during and after cooking as the melting plastic will emit fumes. Ideally perform this step when small children are not in the house / nearby
    4. Remove from the oven once the beads are thoroughly melted. Leave to cool.
    5. Once cool, remove the suncatchers from the tins - they should come out easily.
    6. If desired you can drill a small hole in the suncatcher to allow you to hang it. We used Poster Tak to attach ours to the windows.

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    Useful supplies

    - our picks from Amazon for this project:
    Transparent Multicolor Mix Plastic Pony Beads 6x9mm, 1000 Beads Bulk Bag
    Transparent Multicolor Mix Plastic Pony Beads 6x9mm
    Darice Black, 9m Opaque Pony Craft Projects for All Ages Jewelry, Ornaments, Key Chains, Hair Round Plastic Center Hole, 9mm Diameter, 1,000 Beads Per Ba, 1000 Count
    Darice Black
    Judge 4 Cup Yorkshire Pudding Tin, 10 x 1.5 cm, Steel, Grey
    Judge 4 Cup Yorkshire Pudding Tin
    Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g
    Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g

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