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