Maxi Hama beads, also known as My First Hama are a fabulous resource for teaching young children how to use these wonderful craft materials. Chunky to make it easy for little fingers to hold (and so you can pick them up more easily afterwards!), they can be used in all sorts of ways. Our own children got to grips with them under close supervision (care is required as they are aimed at 3+ due to potential choking hazards) from around age 2 as Josie demonstrates in this post.
Maxi Beads come in all sorts of colours and there is a wide range of pegboard shapes, made with specially rounded pegs on clear plastic so they can be placed directly over the designs that come in packs or in the Inspiration Books.
We currently have 10% off the entire Maxi Hama Bead range, so now is the perfect time to try them out.
Here are some design ideas for trying out with your little ones. (Note: clicking on these pictures will take you to the item in our shop, but you can right click and download the image to print).