Sunday, 13 October 2013
Halloween Hama Bead House
Not long to go now until Halloween and so I've been coming up with some craft ideas for the children. Last year I decorated the house the night before while Harry was asleep, and he was so excited to come down in the morning and find spooky decorations everywhere. The trouble is that now he is going to expect that from me every year, he's already been checking that it's on the cards this year!
As regular readers will know, I love my Hama beads and I especially love my Hama bead house template. You can see some Hama bead houses that I've made previously here - Hama bead house designs. With Halloween coming up I thought I'd make a Halloween house for our collection. I used the brilliant Hama bead house pegboard (306). It's a large board, so it does use up quite a lot of beads, and you have to be careful when you iron it as it's easy to miss some areas. I only ironed it on one side for the photographs, but I've since gone back and ironed the other side too, as it makes it so much more robust when little ones are playing with it.
The Halloween house is mainly made using grey Hama beads. We normally buy our Hama beads in the large buckets, but I had to buy the grey ones separately as they aren't in the multipacks. I gave the house a purple roof and black windows. I also added a few glow in the dark Hama beads as accents which are really good and work really well. I'm rather pleased with the pumpkin in the corner!
Have you made any Halloween themed Hama bead creations? I'd love to see them! There are some great Halloween Hama bead designs from Bead Merrily here. And if you're looking for some more general Halloween crafting ideas there are some fab ones here in this roundup of Spooktacular ideas for Halloween from Tots100.