Hama Bead Dinosaurs

Before the Summer break, Agent M was doing a Dinosaur topic at school. He enjoyed it so much that i decided to have a look for some crafting activities over the summer with a Dino theme.

There were a few things that came up but this set caught my eye ... Dinosaur Hama Beads.


I used to play with Hama beads when i was younger so i thought it would be fun to let Agent M try them out. The Kit came with everything that you need to make the 3 dinosaurs on the box.


Hama beads come in 3 different sizes now (i only remember the Midi size) and this kit in particular is a midi kit. Below is a comparison so you can get a rough idea of the difference.


Midi is the most common size for the kits I've seen and Maxi is good for the smaller kids. *I bought a mini kit for myself and I'm telling you they are tiny! I'll blog about that kit when i get the chance to sit down and make it lol*

Because the beads are so small (even at Midi) i would recommend putting them in some kind of container ... That said the kids may still scatter them. Agent M made a good job at dropping a few for me to find later lol.

Plus side to the tub is that there will be Hama beads left so if the tub has a lid then its instant storage for them *Agent M is heart set on making more Hama "creations" with the left overs*

The instructions are pretty straight forward and the pattern they give you to follow is really easy so i left Agent M to it while i got on with some housework. 

Every now and again i would come and check on him and find him quite happily adding beads to the peg board till he eventually completed his first dino - Terry the T-rex (his choice in name btw).


He was told from the beginning that the ironing would be left to me, so after he completed the dinosaurs, i gave them a quick press with the iron and voilà ... We now have a trio of dinosaurs roaming the house :)


It was great fun for him to make them so I've secretly ordered some more kits and beads to add to our stash. I hope he likes them :)

Did you ever play with Hama beads?
Have you made anything crazy with them?


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6 comments

  1. I used to love Hama beads when I was younger. I think my toddler is still a little too small for this but such a fab activity for children. I might have to order myself one now, haha!
    Becky x
    popping over from #Weekendbloghop

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    1. They have bigger beads (Maxi) for when the little one is a bit bigger ... They are made for small hands by the looks of them :)

      Your never to old to craft Becky :) Go get your Hama on lol xxx

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  2. Oooh such a great idea to make little stands for them! I hadn't thought of that (Doh!). Do have a look on my blog for 'Suncatchers' - another great thing to make with these versatile little beads. They're a brilliant invention!

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    1. Love the Suncatchers :) Will need to add that to the "To Make" list we have going! The kit itself came with the stands which i thought was quite clever xxx

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  3. How cute! My two love dinosaurs even now they're getting older, I think it's the Jurassic films that've done it! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  4. I think Hama beads passed me by when I was a child. I must be too old. 😉 But I know that my nieces and nephew are obsessed. And those dinosaurs do look fantastic. I think Littlr Miss H is a bit too young at the moment. But I might take a look at the maxi beads. Thanks for linking such a fabulous post to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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