Whenever I need a peaceful, calming activity I tend to turn to Hama beads. There’s something about them that attracts all the children, including any visitors, at once and keeps their attention for a very long time.
We’ve got plenty of Hama beads and boards really, but you can never have too many, and the children are always inspired by a new kit. They were very excited to receive this lovely Woodland Kit, and a selection of extra boards, from Craft Merrily last week, and couldn’t wait to dive into it.
The big boys made the owl and the squirrel from the Woodland Kit, and I was really impressed by their concentration as they were quite fiddly designs. I loved the results too.
The little ones had fun with the extra boards, and produced a slightly scary rabbit and an extremely colourful flower!
We really enjoyed having some new Hama bead inspiration, and I think we’ll be doing a lot more over the next few weeks. I hope to share some Christmas Hama designs here soon, though I expect there will be quite a few random ones too!
We received the Woodland Kit and a selection of boards free for the purpose of this review.