Glue Bead Necklace
Use washable markers only. DO NOT use permanent marker.
You can use any shallow mold. My kids use lids of all sizes. The mold above was saved from a box of candy from Easter. Elemers white glue works the best. Other glues do not dry as clear. We like to put a bead as a guide for a hole later but this step is not necessary as you can poke a hole with a large needle. The color shows up as it dries.
It is fun to watch them dry as they change in color intensity. My kids like adding beads and shells. Sand looks cool too.
Peel out slowly when completely dry. Be patient! Wait at least two days! Its worth the wait.
We make many things with these.
Here is one of the many "stick" projects my younger daughter did this week.
" A Girl and Her Dog" made with wire, beads, wood, felt and a bit of glue.
Here is a site with really awesome "glue" crafts.