Don, someone sent me a craft idea for my grandsons which I'd like to see them do. It involves melting colored plastic beads in a pie pan in the oven for a few minutes, with the result being a colorful sun catcher or even as small coasters for drinks, etc. Two questions, though, the first of which you likely don't know but perhaps someone else does: where can I purchase a big supply of colored, plastic beads, and second, is there any health risk in melting plastic like this and possibly inhaling something I wouldn't want the boys to inhale.
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Hmmm...I wouldn't recommend buying a big supply of beads until you prove that the idea actually produces the desired effect. Different plastics have different melting points, and a baking oven might not get hot enough to melt some of them.
Do you want them to flow and stick together? They also might stick to the pan making it impossible to remove without breaking them.
Stay away from the fumes given off from melting plastics. They are likely to be very toxic. Beads are cheap, and probably made from various recycled materials. Who knows what chemicals are in the plastic resin. Also, it's possible the melting plastic could ignite in the oven.
My guess is that you would end up with a melted glob that wouldn't look very good. However, if you wanted to try it, plastic beads can probably be found in a craft or stitchery store.
By the way, that link is hilarious! Side note: I never heard of a NVI Bible version.