Hama Beads are a great craft for younger kids
Does your child enjoy Hama beads? This competition will be perfect for them, especially with all the wet weather we’ve been having.
We had a lot of fun with Hama beads a couple of years ago playing with the large toddler sized ones. I had seen the small ones in the shop but thought they would be too fiddly for five-year olds but was really surprised. They were so addictive and we spent a really happy weekend making pictures.
I love the way you can either follow a pattern, make up your own picture or simply place them in a random order. Either way you will get a really effective end result. Children are different after all, some like to follow apattern and some like to invent their own.
As Molly is only just five she needed a bit of help with more complicated pictures. I made the outline of this boat and she helped to fill in some of the areas. It was nice doing something as a team.
Molly made this sunflower herself using a round peg board. she said she wanted to make a sunflower and I gave her the idea but she found it quite easy as it was just filling in on a line.
Here are all our makes for the theme of a perfect holiday. we thought of all the things which made our holidays perfect and these were top of the list. The sun with the sunglasses was made by my 13-year-old niece with no pattern which shows just how perfect this activity is for all ages.
I have to admit I didn’t get a lot of help making this ice cream. I think I may be a bit addicted! The finished boat picture.
These are the pictures Molly made on her own. She was really proud of them. I think they would make a really good card toppers.
Disclaimer: we were sent a set of Hama Beads so we could take part in this competition.