We have Hama beads at home. I know what to do with my Mario mad son to take up his time now :)
They get really additive. Once you make one, start making loads. I'm gonna decorate my Christmas Tree with them :)
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Edit : swears in subtitles
At home :)
We made some Mario bead stuff at home last night. I'll post up pics tomorrow. Very cool indeed and a great way to pass the time with the kids with the tv off :)
As promised, here are a few examples of this weeks output. I'm going to make a few space invaders later to put around my monitor at work :)
The strange thing is, Hama beads are terribly addictive. It's like doing a creative jigsaw puzzle, and is very good for relaxing the mind.
How do you get them to stick? I'd love to do them.
You put them together on a peg board then you iron them. You put grease-proof paper over them and iron them with a (very) hot iron. They then melt together. It's all very clever stuff and very affordable. I believe they are also known as Perler beads in the US (whether it's a separate brand or not I don't know).