by Twila Lenoir
This project teaches mixing, rolling and colors, as you will be mixing acrylic paint in with the breadcrumb and glue dough to color the beads.
- bread crumbs
- white glue
- acrylic paint
- pony beads
- thin ribbon
- muffin tin
Mix a tablespoon of white glue and a tablespoon of bread crumbs with enough craft paint to achieve the shade of color that you like. A popsicle stick or craft stick is useful for mixing. You may need to add more glue or bread crumbs. Mix the dough until you can pick it up and roll it into small even-sized balls.
Stick a tooth pick through the middle of each round bead, then lay the beads across the top of muffin tin sections – this is to prevent the bead from becoming flat on one side as it dries.
If you have a gas oven, place the muffin tin with beads in the oven and leave the beads to dry by the heat of the pilot light for a few days. If you have an electric oven just air dry the beads. Turn the toothpicks a few times while the beads are still drying.
When all the beads are fully dry, take out the toothpicks and string the beads onto thin ribbon, with a pony bead between each breadcrumb bead. Tie a bow at the end and Enjoy!