SO! I found these really cool blue and clear glass beads on clearance and I snatched them up! They cost me $2.50. I didn't have any string to put them on and the beads were too heavy for thread, so instead of spending money, I went through all of my craft things and I found some floral wire.
The kids and I spent some time together on Sunday afternoon stringing (wiring) beads and attaching them to the top of the shower curtain. It doesn't look the way I had hoped it would look, but I got to spend some time with the kids and decorate a part of the house at the same time! And did I mention I only spent $2.50?!? AND, the kids have memories and are proud that their handiwork is on display in the bathroom.