Sunday, March 2

Simple Hama Bead Mother's Day Cards

We have now hit March, OK only just but I'm working on being more organised this year.

This month is mother's day so why not make your own cards instead of heading to the shops.

I love Hama Beads however at 4 Emmy looses patience with them still and mid way through adding them to a peg board she will tip them out onto the table and give up.

To make these very simple cards I used:
Metal cookie cutters
Grease proof paper
Olive oil (vegetable oil or similar)
Baking tray
Hama Beads
Card
Glue Gun



To start, line your baking tray with grease proof paper and then oil the inside of your cookie cutters with olive oil, vegetable oil or similar - this is to help ease your finished master piece out again.

Place the cookie cutters onto the grease proof paper and half fill with Hama Beads - the great thing about this craft is it is very simple, takes only a few minutes and my 4 year old doesn't have time to get bored.

Place the baking tray into a preheated oven for around 4 minutes (it doesn't take long at all!).

Keep watching you can see the beads melt together.



Remove and allow to cool - be careful the metal cookie cutters will be VERY hot.

Once cooled ease out of the cutters (it can be a little tricky) then glue onto the card using a glue gun (super glue will also work).

Leave to dry then write your card.

A pretty mothers day card with little effort at all.


17 comments:

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  2. How lovely. I love projects that don't give them a chance to get bored. I've never tried Hama beads. I'm tempted but a little warey after the mess caused by Aqua beads!

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    1. They can get everywhere. I highly recommend doing hama beads on a tray

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  3. thats a nice way of using the hama beads. x

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    1. Thank you.
      I'm working on using them properly with her but she gets bored too quickly

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  4. Ooh Mother's Day - can't wait! These look lovely. Hopefully in a year or two my children will be able to make me something like this.....

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  5. I had never thought about melting them before. We don't have them at home yet as eldest is only just three but have grand plans for the future ;)

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  6. Great idea, so simple but really effective!

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  7. We love our hama beads, I never thought about melting them into shapes... fab idea!

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  8. hama beads. how could i avoid buying them for my girls for so long!?

    thank you for linking up with the #pinitparty

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  9. You are organised! Mother's Day is on the 30th of March. And I only know that because I checked it after reading your post ;) It's such a cute project, I think I will get my boys to make me one of those :)

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  10. That's a great idea, Annie loves Hama beads but isn't all that patient yet, this would be a great way for her to use some (and ensure I get a card!!)

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  11. What a lovely idea - my son has some of these beads but won't sit very long with them! I love a homemade card on Mother's day!

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  12. Love your card! I had forgotten all about Hama beads and the creations that unfold with using them.
    My toddler is still too small but this is a great idea for home made cards with my niece and nephew!
    l0ve Model mummy
    www.mymodelmummy.com

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  13. I never thought of using them this way, that's a really cool idea. We have lots of hama beads,could give it a go!

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  14. wow that card looks amazing... I haven't used hama beads in years...I must do!

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  15. How special :) You could even peel it off and put a magnet on for future use :) Very cute x

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