This is such a cool idea! I personally would have never thought of ‘baking’ marbles, but hey…that’s what the internet is for right? Giving us those awesome ideas that we would normally never think of on our own!
In this project, you are basically heating up regular toy (glass) marbles in the oven. Once the marbles are heated you dump them into an ice cold bowl of water. The drastic difference in temperature will cause the marbles to crack from the inside, leaving the marbles to have a very cool look, almost diamond like.
Put your marbles into a pie plate and place the plate into a pre-heated 500 degree oven for twenty minutes. You can use a cast iron skillet over high heat on the stove (that’s where the “fried” part of “fried marbles” comes from). The oven method is much safer however.
Prepare a large bowl of very cold water and add a few ice cubes.
Pour the heated marbles all at once into the cold water and wait a few minutes to allow marbles to cool enough to handle.
Drain, dry and enjoy!
** It is advised that you wear safety goggles and gloves when taking these out of the oven and putting them into the water.
** After baking/frying the marbles they may break if dropped onto a hard surface (like a tile floor). These are not suitable toys for young children.
** You may have broken marbles in the bowl of cold water. Drain the marbles in a colander, don’t stick your hands into the water to pick out the marbles.
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