Friday, June 8, 2012

Peek of the Week - June 9, 2012

We leave for vacation tomorrow and whadya know? I found a minute to give a Peek of the Week (next week's will include the OCEAN!).

What's Peek of the Week you ask? It's our semi-regular Friday feature where we hear all about what cool things you other crafty families and blogging types have been up to. Tell us about your projects, finished or in-progress, a funny kid moment, a personal accomplishment or just something that made you smile.

Each week I'll get the ball rolling by sharing a Peek from our week and then invite you to do the same by linking up to your own post.

So take a peek today at a little idea I got from Pintrest and how it took over our lives for a good 60 hours or so.
So simple...just cheap-o plastic beads, some baking pans and VENTILATION! These things make a deadly smell when they melt so open up the doors and windows if you try this one.

The boys took to this project like they do most things, like literal gangbusters. Beads everywhere. But that's the beauty of this project. Chaos welcome.

We baked them at 400 for 20 minutes until they melted and when they cooled they popped right out. I tried making shaped holes by using small fondant cutters but when they cool they contract, so they cutters got stuck tight. Turns out just making a hole in the beads before you melt them works fine.

Then the children went to bed and I got down to business. 

 I spent hours separating beads and filling tins and getting loopy on the fumes.
 It was totally worth it.
I even made Amos a tiny trophy and gave it to him the first morning he didn't pull all the books off his bookshelf because that is reason to celebrate!
Sweet little suncatchers. So easy. So fun.

Now you!
You could get peeking in three easy steps:
1. Blog about your Peek of the Week - whatever it is. Whatever happened that made you proud, laugh, smile, inspired, excited, or just plain happy - now that's worth sharing.
2. Include a link to this blog or put the Peek of the Week button (on the sidebar) in your post.
3. Link your blog post using the InLinkz button below.

If you don't get a chance to get here on Friday, feel free to link your post up later.
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  1. I see a trip to Michaels in our future.

  2. Love Eli's bike helmet. Safety first when bead-sorting!

    Saw this and thought of you!