Since our lovely au pair introduced us to Hama beads on her arrival in Ireland in September 2012 we became big fans. She left us a year ago but we continue to get the beads out and find it a great rainy day activity.
We have done Christmas, St Patrick’s and Easter themed beads. There is no real theme for summer – well I guess we could do a sun and buckets and spades but we chose favourite characters.
My oldest girl is a big fan of Frozen (what 7-year-old girl isn’t!) and my little man is Mario mad.
I would love to say I am truly creative and can magic up a design but this is where Google helps out. A quick search of ‘Frozen Hama bead designs’ and we picked a lovely little trio design found on Pinterest.
For my boy our ‘Mario Hama beads’ search resulted in a cute design of Mario and Luigi holding hands.
They set straight to work. They are old enough to copy the designs and hours of activity later I was pretty impressed. I did help my little man with his. It was large and his attention span is small.
Once they were complete I ironed the beads and decided it would be nice to display them on the art wall in the playroom.
I have some lovely IKEA frames that are ideal for putting kids art work in. Once ironed and cooled down I glued the bead designs onto green card and popped into the frame.
I hope you agree they are very cute!!
They look absolutely lovely, and a great one for days when you’re stuck inside as it looks like it would take up hours 😀 Really nice idea!
Lisa recently posted…Sure hate these Blurred Lines
Thanks Lisa. They are great and do take AGES! Hours of fun! I even find them fun myself!
They look great! Bookmarking this for rainy days when my little guy is older.
Sheila recently posted…The cult of the steam mop
Thanks Sheila. I’d say age 4/5 before they really have patience to do a design. I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities in future if Irish weather is to go on!
Aedín recently posted…Mini mystery