Saturday 16 August 2014

Hama bead elephants

This really has been a summer of Hama beads, and I've been enjoying them just as much as the children! As a #craftmerrily blogger I was sent lots of Hama beads and boards, including the Elephant pegboard which I have had my eye on for some time. I've been having a lot of fun coming up with some different designs.

This is the standard design which came with the set, Harry helped out with a lot of this one. This board does use up quite a lot of beads!

Blue Hama bead elephant

Then I changed the colours a bit to make a pink version of the elephant:

Pink Hama bead elephant

More confident now, I created a Hama bead Elmer elephant which I'm rather proud of, using a picture from the book as a guide:

Elmer elephant Hama bead craft

Fellow Hama bead enthusiast Kylie from Not Even a Bag of Sugar sent me a picture of her Hama bead Elmer which looks gorgeous in a frame!

Framed Hama bead Elmer elephant

Finally, I made Mrs Jumbo from Dumbo! I wanted to try Dumbo himself but I think that the board is the wrong shape for him, you'd need to make his ears bigger.

Mrs Jumbo from Dumbo in Hama beads

I now have a little parade of elephants across the top of our mantlepiece, and I keep thinking up new elephants that I want to make!

My Elephant pegboard was part of a Hama bead kit that we were sent by Craft Merrily. You can buy a pack of four pegboards at Craft Merrily which contains an elephant among other animals, or you can buy a larger kit which contains these boards and others, along with lots of beads.


  1. We love the Elmer Elephant!, 😀
    We will be getting an elephant board asap...
    Deb (40) and Isobel (6)
    Forest of Dean

    1. Thank you, have fun! I do love the elephant board :)

  2. I have never seen that elephant pegboard! Never knew one existed. I love elephants and now I really want that pegboard. Your Mrs. Jumbo and Elmer Elephant are adorable!

    1. Thank you :) It's a fab board, so versatile, we still have our elephants out on display!


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