Hama Beads - Translucent Mix 3000 (Midi Beads) £3.70 @ Amazon

1 June 2010

Hama2 Unless you’ve ever tried making beaded necklaces, bracelets and other items, it is hard to see what the attraction is. But it is actually a lot of fun. It is my niece’s favourite craft activity. And for her birthday party, her mum got all the little girls to make bracelets (that they could then take home). It was a huge hit. Right now you can get a bucket of translucent coloured Hama beads from Amazon for £3.70 with free delivery.

Hama1Apparently Hama beads with a diameter of 5mm are most popular within the Hama range, and are perfect for all age groups. The manufacturer recommends however an age of 5 years up, as children at this age will have control of their own motor skills. Children and adults can have great fun with tiny plastic beads, whether they string them, press them or iron them.

Also, importantly for parents, particularly those whose child has younger siblings, the beads are completely safe should they be swallowed. The blurb says that “through nature of the raw materials no harm will come to the child”.

Thanks to lucerysmum at HUKD!


  • Sho
    Are these the one you can put on one of those plastic spikey shapes then fuse them together to make pictures? We always had bucket loads of them and whenver we had children over to play they made their own coasters (the beads are fused together by ironing them - so mostly that was my job) Totally fab and that's a really good price. I was almost tempted even though my girls have grown out of them.
  • Lynley O.
    yup that's the ones Sho! I am afraid I am a bit clueless about these things, and didn't realise what you were actually meant to do with Hama Beads. Now that I know I think they're even more fab than I did before. AND next time they come up in a bargain pot like this I'll be buying some for son. He'll love it, especially if I let him 'help' with the ironing. I think I have to get a basic starter kit first with board though.
  • Rachel D.
    Are these back in fashion ....in 1978 I got one stuck up my nose whilst attempting to make a necklace - oops!
  • Lynley O.
    Brilliant! Isn't it a pre-requisite of a 70s childhood to get a bead stuck up your nose? Did you have to go to the doc's to get it out?
  • Rachel D.
    I vaguely remember being turned upside down and shaken to allow gravity to take place ...it seemed to take some time. Oh the 70's when painted cots and riding bikes without a helmet were all just par for the course!

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