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Hama bead holly and berries

Hama bead holly and berries craft for kids

Today my 6 year old has been off school sick. He has chicken pox, even though I thought he had it when he was little. Apparently you can get it twice, just like his younger sister.

Luckily I didn’t have any plans so today we have played Monopoly Token Madness (great for his maths skills!), I’ve watched him play Minecraft for too long and he has been busy creating with hama beads. He asked to get them out and was happy to sit and create. Hama beads are so tactile and we both enjoyed chatting about what we wanted to make and find the colours we needed.

hama beads in a box

We decided to make hama bead holly and berries. It is very much winter in London at the moment and every day on the school run we pass a pretty holly bush.

Hama bead holly and berries

I had the lucky job of picking out the colours whilst my son placed them on the board. He made some lovely holly leaves and berries! He didn’t like the fact I picked all different shades of green but I really like the overall effect. I think these could make a great wreath if I can persuade him to make some more.

Hama bead holly and berries


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    Jennifer Durrans
    January 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Wow so cool! Kind of reminds me of candy! I imagine this could be super fun!

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    January 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Gosh, this looks SO fun. I turned 24 last week, but definitely want this to keep me occupied haha!

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    Cecilia Keinapel
    January 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Ahh that sounds so boring, hope he feels better soon! I have actually had chicke pox, had no idea that you could get it twice!

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