How to occupy your three year old on a miserable Sunday when you have a cold and all you want to do is knit and drink tea.
You give him a bowl of giant, toddler-sized Hama beads and a dinosaur pegboard and while he does this…
Many thanks to Merry at CraftMerrily for Kai’s kit – her and her girls are accomplished beaders and Merry runs her own toy and craft business. I hadn’t realised you could buy bigger beads for smaller hands and for my boy who’s into all things absorbing and creative (I wonder who he takes after, huh?) this is a real find (I managed to get this post done while he was busy doing the monkey – think you have a convert there Merry). Although it comes with pattern sheets to put under the boards to help kids match colours, Kai decided following patterns was for losers, and I’m rather loving his multi-coloured stegosaurus that looks a bit like a camel.
Great stuff. Happy Sunday, folks.
Postscript: It occured to me later that ”STOP! Hama time” would have been a much better title for this post. I apologise. I can only blame the cold.