Suncatchers are a perennially fun project and have been among my favorites since I was a kid. I also always liked bead projects if all kinds, so this idea combining the two is a hit in my book. Jean from The Artful Parent used pony beads arranged in muffin tins to create a cheerful, colorful front porch display. You can use other bakeware for this project too – the large circle was made using a cake pan! [how to make melted bead suncatchers]
As with any melted plastic project, the heat will cause it to release toxic (and stinky) fumes. Instead of using the oven in your kitchen, the tutorial includes a couple of alternative, outdoor methods to keep the air in your home safe and odor-free!