Hama Bead Crafting
The kids have picked up a new hobby this year~ Hama Bead Crafting. It has been the ” in thing” since 2014 and we are slowly catching on to the latest trends.
I’ ve been pining a lot of pictures on my Hama Pinterest Board and love the designs that I have been seeing. The kids too have their favourites and have picked up a few designs to start creating.
They were inspired by the tools that they saw in the game Minecraft and attempted to make their own version of the diamond sword and pick axe.
Monkey boy chose a mixture of blues for the sword and gave red accents to represent a blazing sword. He named it Fire & Ice.
Doggie boy create this Flaming Pick Axe above. The over sized Pick Axe was suppose to cause massive damage when used during a fight with the zombies.
Tiger girl has no interest in Minecraft and drew inspiration from her favourite show My Little Pony instead. Both of us worked on creating one of her favourite ponies – Rainbow Dash.
Tiger girl had so much fun that she requested to create another pony. This time she decided on Pinkie Pie. I on the other hand tried my hand replicating a famous Sanrio character- My Melody.
I decided to make my creation into a key chain as a Valentine’s Day present for a girlfriend of mine who loves My Melody. I hope that she enjoys her little present from me.
Have you been creating anything
using Hama Beads?
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January 27, 2015 @ 9:21 am
The ponies are cute!! This looks fun and not too difficult for craft noobs, I guess? I used to have a My Melody “charm” that was hung on my pager chain during school days… haha… those were the Sanrio times :p
January 27, 2015 @ 1:59 pm
certainly not too difficult. It’s the first time that the kids and I are handling Hama beads.
Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
January 27, 2015 @ 1:27 pm
Those turned out so well! I would imagine the Minecraft designs would be very popular this year. And why does My Melody remind me so much of Hello Kitty?
January 27, 2015 @ 1:59 pm
That’s because My Melody and Hello Kitty are all from Sanrio the Japanese company who created them.
Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
January 27, 2015 @ 7:12 pm
Well, that just makes sense, now doesn’t it? LOL
January 27, 2015 @ 3:21 pm
those are very creative ideas,I’ve never used hama beads.Seems a funful activity!
Also,can you remove the link in no.8 position.Sorry I made a mistake while typing that link 🙂
January 27, 2015 @ 4:32 pm
sure not a problem . Yes it is really fun and better then the kids being glued to the ipad
January 27, 2015 @ 3:45 pm
I’m so late with this trend and I hate to admit but this is the first time I learned about this craft. It looks so fun but needs a lot of patience.
January 27, 2015 @ 5:37 pm
The hama beads are great for the kids’ creativity and even for adults too! This is also good because you don’t dispose it after creating a figure.
January 27, 2015 @ 6:54 pm
My daughter loves to do these!!!
January 27, 2015 @ 8:14 pm
This looks easy! I like that games/toys that encourage creative are trending lately.
January 27, 2015 @ 9:55 pm
Cute creations! 🙂
January 27, 2015 @ 11:47 pm
Such a cute pieces! This is really fun project for kids and they are way to cute!:) Thanks for sharing Sis I might look for this in the craft stores soon.
January 28, 2015 @ 1:03 am
This reminds me of cross stitching just with beads.
Raychael aka Mystery Case
January 28, 2015 @ 3:10 am
Very creative. Must show my girls.
Lysa @ Welcome To My Circus
January 28, 2015 @ 3:37 am
What a fun craft to do together as a family. The projects turned out great! I love My Little Pony and so do, or did, my daughters’. I have never even heard of Hama beads until now. I will have to look into this for my girls.
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January 28, 2015 @ 4:41 am
Very cool and they all look nice.
January 28, 2015 @ 6:36 am
We have craft beads at our house to. Your kids did a great job!
January 28, 2015 @ 12:50 pm
Honestly, it is my first time hearing it. And they are so cute. I might consider getting it if I see it in the store. 🙂
January 28, 2015 @ 12:56 pm
Awesome! I used to play with hama bead when I was little. Back then I didn’t know how it was called, all I know I could create some fancy thing from the bead. I think my creation was stored somewhere at my mom’s house 😀
January 28, 2015 @ 3:26 pm
I used to have this when I was younger!!! It is great that children are exposed to this because it develops their fine motor movements and creativity.
January 29, 2015 @ 2:55 am
My girls LOVE Perler Beads(that’s what they’re called here – Canada). They have a massive box full of them! Gotta say though, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations!!!
Feed Me Dearly
January 29, 2015 @ 6:14 am
Those look super cool – you did such a great job! 🙂
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
January 29, 2015 @ 7:06 am
I think I saw a Hama Bead Kit at Toy Kingdom but I never really paid attention to it. I think it’s a nice activity for kids because it encourages creativity.
Christine from SoDomesticallyChallenged
January 29, 2015 @ 10:09 am
Those are so cute! What a great idea!!!
January 29, 2015 @ 12:37 pm
We haven’t tried bead crafting.. it looks like a fun activities for kids.. the thing is, I am not a fan of anything “pixelized” yes, I hate minecraft!
Indah Nuria Savitri
January 29, 2015 @ 11:42 pm
such a cute ponies… Wait until Obi, my daughter, sees it :). I haven’t tried the beads but it looks like fuuuun indeed..happy WW 🙂
February 2, 2015 @ 8:01 am
Cute creations. I just wonder, how to these beads stick to each other? any special glue or adhesive?
February 2, 2015 @ 10:14 am
You will have to put a piece of non-stick baking sheet on it and iron it together for the beads to melt and fuse together.