How to Make Melted Pony Bead Stars

We all have Pony Beads in our piles of craft supplies, if you don’t, you need to get some! Making melted Pony Bead crafts is fun to do.

HOW TO MAKE MELTED PONY BEAD STARSI used three different sized metal star cookie cutters to make mine.

PONY BEAD STARS1Pour your Pony Beads into your cookie cutter and make sure that you have enough to fill up all the space inside the cookie cutter. You can then arrange the beads around a bit to distribute the colors. Make sure your cookie cutters are on a metal cookie sheet too.

PONY BEAD STARS2Once you have all the beads where you want them, they are ready to bake.

PONY BEAD STARS3Place in your oven at 400 degrees, and watch them closely as they melt. There will be a slight smell from the melting plastic, so you should have your windows open or run a fan while melting the Pony Beads. (note: you can also melt them on your grill too outside) You will know when they are ready to be taken out of the oven when the top of the Pony Beads are nice and flat. (if you still see the “humps” of the beads, then they will need to stay in the oven a few minutes longer)

PONY BEAD STARS4Once all the beads are nice and flat, remove them from the oven and let them cool on top of the stove. You will soon hear a slight crackling sound, and don’t worry, this is the plastic cooling sound.

PONY BEAD STARS5When cooled, you can pick up your cookie cutter and remove the melted Pony Bead stars. Just carefully pull the sides apart of the cookie cutter and the star just pops out.

HOW TO MAKE MELTED PONY BEAD STARSIf you so choose, at this point, you can use a small drill bit and drill right through the melted Pony Bead stars so you can add a ribbon for hanging. Or, you can perhaps hot glue a wooden skewer to the back of the stars and place in a flower pot for a nice decoration. With these three sizes, I also had the idea to make a little tiered sun catcher for the Fourth of July. To accomplish this, you will need to drill a small hole on the top and bottom of the stars so you can attach your string in between them for hanging.

So there you have it, you can now make your own melted Pony Bead Stars and you will be ready to ring in your Fourth of July in style!

In case you missed my other melted Pony Bead Crafts, here are the links to inspire you:

Pizza Pan Patriotic Platter
Experimenting with Melting Pony Beads
Melted Pony Bead Hearts
A Pizza Pan Is Just Not For Pizza Anymore
How to Make a Night Light Cover

13 thoughts on “How to Make Melted Pony Bead Stars

    • Oh yes, Pony Beads come in all kinds of neat colors, some neon, some with glitter too. I have never tried using any glitter ones, but I heard that they take longer to melt for some reason. Mostly, kids use them for making necklaces and bracelets, but this is way much more fun to melt them!

  1. Wow! I don’t think I ever saw those beads before but if I had then I definitely wouldn’t have thought of this… they look great!
    Hugs, Carrie and pups x

    • Oh boy, head to your craft store immediately and get some! This craft is so much fun to do and it’s addicting! Once you make one, you want to make more! I want to get some metal animal cookie cutters and make some for gift tags for Christmas!

    • I drilled a hole in them the other day and hung them in my kitchen window over the sink! The sun shines through them and they look so awesome! Glad you liked them! ❤

  2. it’s a great idea to make your own stars :o) my cousin made wonderful window decorations with her class in kindergarten last year , it was supereasy with x-mas cookie cutters. ( I’m a fan of pony bead art, it’s so interesting to see the results)

    • Ooooh the possibilities are endless with Pony Beads! I love the results of melted Pony Beads too! I think they would look super cute on a stick too in some of my flower pots! I want to get some little animal cookie cutters and make some gift tags for Christmas too! ❤

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