We love making things with Hama beads in our house, and I really like trying to come up with a Hama bead craft that is also useful. Christmas crafting is the perfect opportunity, because you can use Hama beads to make lovely Christmas decorations which can be enjoyed every year.
These Hama bead Christmas decorations are presented on a card which the recipient can keep as it is, or remove the ornament for decoration elsewhere.
For Hama bead Christmas cards you need:
Hama beads in a variety of colours
A circular Hama bead pegboard
Short lengths of ribbon
Sturdy coloured card (an A4 sheet will make two cards)
Tape or glue
Adhesive putty (e.g. Blu-Tack)
All the designs are made using the small circular pegboard. I made a simple Christmas tree, snowflake and bauble. The simplest design is the bauble, and even younger children can make one by placing the Hama beads on to the pegboard. Older children can experiment with different patterns and shapes, then move on to copying a simple design.
After ironing the design (preferably on both sides so that it is nice and sturdy), glue or tape a small loop of ribbon to the back, then attach to the card using adhesive putty. You could also add your own message or drawing to the front of the card.
Have you been making your own Christmas cards this year?
The eighth post of the Blogger Advent Calendar was brought to you by Jennifer from Jennifer’s Little World. Jennifer lives in West Sussex with her husband and two children and cheerfully blogs about parenting, crafts and her family’s travels.