So what do you do in the summer time? Get busy making Wonder Ovens!!
02/04/16 Update: Unfortunately, this source featured in this post has discontinued selling this product. However, hope is not lost! Visit my shop, where I’ve found another supplier of the beads and am now working in cooperation with them to bring them to you!
As those of you who’ve tried know, the hardest part of making a Wonder Oven is finding the beads. This week I heard back from someone having trouble finding the beads for a reasonable price (esp. shipping) for where they live, using the ideas I shared here. I’m so glad she reached out because thanks to her another option was discovered. If it’s successful for you — or on the other hand, if there are any troubles that arise — leave a comment so we’ll know for the future.
The company is called Foam Factory. On the phone I verified (as the rep pulled out a sample to double check) they are the right “teeny tiny” size you want. They’re sold in 12x12x65″ bags (6 lbs each) and cost $34.99. By way of comparison, I bought the beads I found where I live for $50 for 14 lbs ($3.60/ lb) so these are more expensive, ($5.83/lb) but the upside is that on orders of more than $75.00 the shipping is FREE!! This price allows a price for beads (per wonder oven) of about $8.00/ each, though I’d round it up to $9 or $10 to cover any tax. I’m able to figure this price because the 14# bags I purchased ended up supplying enough beads for 10 wonder ovens per bag. You’d be looking at being able to fill just under 5 wonder ovens (two pillows each) with these bags.
In speaking with the rep, you can order entirely on the website or if you feel more comfortable calling to make the order you can do that too. Here’s the link. I hope it helps!