Toddler Activity Ideas With Plastic Pony Beads

Last Updated on March 14, 2021 by ellen

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Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

Keeping kids busy on a snow day (or any day really) can definitely be a bit of a challenge. But, there are always fun crafts for kids to keep them entertained.

Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

Toddler Activity Ideas

There are lots of easy toddler activities to keep the kids busy. I don’t have time to run to the store for special supplies or put together complicated things for the kids to play with.

I really like supplies that use things I already have on hand and can be prepared in just a few minutes. And, of course, I want activities that the kids will really love.

Here are a few things that we keep in our activity box for days when the kids want something new to do.

  • A box of dry pasta
  • Pony beads
  • Stickers
  • Legos
  • Water toys
  • Wooden blocks
  • Sensory bottle

little girl finger painting

What activities do toddlers enjoy?

  • Felt board
  • Finger paint
  • Slime
  • Shaving cream
  • Bath paints

a toddler sorting pasta in bowls to play

What are good activities for 2-year-olds?

Here are a few toddler activity ideas for your two year old.

  • Simon says
  • Dress up
  • Hide and seek with toys
  • Sorting games

two suncatchers hanging in front of the window

Pony Bead toddler activity idea

There are lots of educational activities for toddlers you can do. But, this pony bead suncatcher is one of my favorites for helping your child identify colors.

What you need to make this suncatcher

  • Baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Drill fitted with ⅛ inch drill bit, optional

Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking pan with aluminum foil to protect the pan and make it easier for the ornaments to release from the pan.
  3. Place cookie cutters on aluminum foil in a baking pan. Fill each ornament with a single layer of beads. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to arrange the beads.
  4. Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and melt the beads. The time can vary based on the type of bead. Begin checking at 5 minutes. (My ornaments took 15 minutes to melt.) The ornaments are ready when the beads are melted and the hole in each bead has disappeared.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely prior to removing from the cookie cutters. To remove the ornaments, gently pull the sides of the cookie-cutter away from the ornament.
  6. If desired, use the drill to create a small hole in each ornament for hanging.

Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

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Pony Bead Suncatcher

Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

Are you looking for toddler activity ideas? Check out this fun craft that uses plastic pony beads to make a suncatcher. Make one today.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Plastic pony beads
  • Metal cookie or clay cutters
  • Baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Drill fitted with ⅛ inch drill bit, optional

Tools

  • drill (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking pan with aluminum foil to protect the pan and make it easier for the ornaments to release from the pan.
  3. Place cookie cutters on aluminum foil in a baking pan. Fill each ornament with a single layer of beads. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to arrange the beads.
  4. Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and melt the beads. The time can vary based on the type of bead. Begin checking at 5 minutes. (My ornaments took 15 minutes to melt.) The ornaments are ready when the beads are melted and the hole in each bead has disappeared.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely prior to removing from the cookie cutters. To remove the ornaments, gently pull the sides of the cookie-cutter away from the ornament.
  6. If desired, use the drill to create a small hole in each ornament for hanging.

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