Sunday, 18 December 2011

Homemade snowflakes

Still no snow over here. So here are my semi-tacky plastic snowflakes!


I saw some of these online a little while ago, but I don't remember where...

It takes some dexterity to place the little Hama beads in the right place on the spiky board, and some imagination to create numerous different shapes that will actually stick together, but it was a lot of fun and I really like the result.

If you wanted to try it out but didn't feel like making up the shapes yourself (which is half of the fun if you ask me, but everyone is different), you could look at the models provided here and here (or you could of course also just copy the ones I've made above. Some of them are sturdier than other, and it was a bit of a challenge sometimes to get them off the prickly board, but they all ended up holding just fine!).
I saw transparent Hama beads at the toy store. And glow in the dark ones. Pretty tempting!!

P.S. I think I'll need different colours anyways to be able to make something like this and like this.


  1. Hah!! Great minds.. I did some snowflake decoration over the weekend too! These are really cute.. I'm amazed at how many different types you came up with! Beautiful!

  2. Brilliant idea-we have millions of Hammas all over the place- will let the kids try this weekend! :-) Happy New Year,

    1. Happy New Year to you too Caroline!
      Hope the snowflakes will turn out great!

  3. I just made some with my toddler son on this snow day. It was fun. In addition to snowflakes, we made a snowman too. Thanks for the idea.


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