We had some Hama Beads when Beth was small but as the teenage years took over it gave us less chance to ‘play’ and with Joshua still on the little side, Hama Beads went out the window … or so we thought.
I was really pleased to find out that Hama Beads come in different sizes and that in fact now you can get beads that are from age 3+ called Maxi Beads.
When they arrived it really was like Christmas as Beth, Joshua and I couldn’t wait to get going. However being the mean parent I am I saved them to do during the school holidays.
So first thoughts for me where that these 2 gift sets are a fantastic size and especially the Midi Hama Bead Gift Set it has 5 peg boards, 6000 beads and numerous stands for less than £20 .. to me I thought that it made for a fantastic gift due to the flexibility of the set and the amount of beads that come already within the pack.
For the Maxi Hama Bead Giant Gift Box Joshua loved it!, he loved the peg board options, and followed the pictures easily to copy. I thought he may get a little bored with it as his concentration is not the best, however I was totally wrong .. he loved it!
Joshua totally has been besotted with these all holidays and are planning to do some more soon as we still have some beads left (even after LOTS of lovely creations!) and I have lots of ideas for Christmas makes with Hama Beads too, and with the Hama Bead Facebook page having lots of ideas I am keeping my eyes peeled!
I think besides the kids having lots of fun I have found a new respect for this craft in its simplicity of design but also in the fact it really is quite addictive and great for fine motor skills!
Disclaimer: We were given these items in return for an honest review, therefore all opinions within this review have been independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse