Hama is the original arts and crafts bead brand that offers a creative challenge for ages three-plus, with an ever-growing collection of fun, affordable products to pick from. Each cool, creative Hama Beads project helps kids tune their fine motor skills and logical skills – all whilst stimulating their creativity in the most fun and exciting way!

Getting creative with Hama Beads

The possibilities are endless with Hama! Fans can play in multiple ways; the most popular is to place Hama beads on reusable pegboards to form creative patterns, then fuse them together using an iron.

Some of our favourite Hama Beads projects

A Hama Beads project for preschoolers

Hama Maxi beads are the ideal size for smaller hands. These introductory sets come with 10mm beads that are perfect for littler fingers not so practised in fine motor skills.

A great place to start are the Maxi Blister Packs, which offer great value – both in terms of cost and play value. For fun on a grander scale, Hama’s newest Maxi Green Tub set comes with 400 beads, two pegboards, design sheets, instructions and ironing paper in a reusable storage tub – everything needed to create long lasting designs.

Then, combine educational creative play with little ones’ favourite characters, with the Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol Maxi Bead Sets. Each set comes with 900 Hama Maxi beads – all packed into a handy storage tub that’s great for taking on trips away.

Fun for ages five-plus

For ages five-plus, Hama Midi Bead sets are fab! They come with 5mm diameter beads, which allow children with better developed motor skills to create intricate designs.

New lines this year include the 2,500-bead HAMA-zing new Pet Salon Gift Set, the 4,000-bead Fashion Girls Large Set, and the 6,000-bead Hama Art Bouquet and Succulents Sets. Each allows budding artists to create a host of beautiful designs. Or, for that next-level artistic set, there is the 10,000-bead Hama Art Poul Klee, inspired by the works of the Swiss-born German artistic.

Also new to the range are the Large Blister Packs, which come with two pegboard designs. At pocket money prices, Hama blister packs make great starter sets or projects for a rainy day. They’re available in fun designs such as dolls, dinosaurs, cars, butterflies and more.

And with Disney celebrating 100 years in 2023, the Frozen and Disney Princess Sets are not to be forgotten. The 2,000-bead Frozen Hanging Box pack invites young Disney fans to “Build a Snowman” all year round, with Olaf, Elsa and Anna design sheets to replicate. The 6,000-bead Giant Frozen Set will create a fabulous 3D design, whilst Disney Princess fans will enjoy creating Ariel, Cinderella and Princess Jasmine with the Hanging Box set, as well as two beautiful, gem-embellished designs, featuring Cinderella and The Little Mermaid.

Shop the Hama Beads range NOW at Argos, Hobbycraft and Smyths Toys Superstores.

Feature image credit: @darlaevelyncalliemeadow

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