Tiger girl and I started doing Hama Bead Crafting last month. Since then we have done a couple of new pieces and as you can see her current obsession is on ice-cream.
A Cherry Popsicle.
Tiger girl has been having a cough so I have made her refrained from eating ice-cream. We have been “making” ice-cream though using the beads.
Besides food related items that we made this ballerina which Tiger girl spotted on Pinterest. My little girl loves pink and insisted that we started creating this particular one after printing out the template.
My girl really loves Pink. You can see the color here in this horse which we created. I added on the “Cutie mark” to this creation as it was suppose to be a relative to the My Little Pony series of Ponies which we created earlier on.
Rainbow bear and Love -A-Lot Bear
Besides ponies Tiger girl loves bears too. We create Rainbow Bear and Love -A-Lot bear based on the templates we found. I remember back then when I was a child we used to watch the Care Bears on TV and I had a Love- A-Lot soft toy to cuddle.
Tiger girl with her fancy mask
Holding the Hama craft creations to play with is so much more fun then just seeing them in 2D. We created this mask using disposable chopsticks as the “stick” to support it. Surprisingly the hama beads were quite heavy and we required two sticks instead of one for the handle.
Besides creating Hama crafts with the girl I made this Totoro Keychain above as a Valentine’s Day present for another friend of mine.
Each project is based on a fun activity which parents and kids can participate together to make the craft. There are crafts of different difficulty levels which will appeal to kids age 4-12 yrs old.
Each craft has step by step examples with illustrations to give the absolute beginner confidence that it is possible to be created.
I enjoyed reading Liddiard’s book and looking at how she creatively recycles different materials to make fun and purposeful crafts. There are templates in the book which one can easily photocopy and enlarge to the needed size to create the masks and other costumes which the child may be interested in.
I found the list of the sources of where to get the materials for all the crafts listed at the back of the book handy as many craft virgins like me do not know where to get the resources to create the crafts.
It would be certainly fun and a great bonding activity to do some of the crafts with the kids and I do intend to do the masks and fingerprint with the kids during the upcoming school holidays.
I certainly recommend this book if you are looking for fun activities to do with your kids at home.
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