Do your children like hama beads?
But they are too little to make patterns in the little pin boards?
You can get all sorts of shapes in silicone baking trays. We do this every year to make Christmas tree decorations… last year we did gingerbread men, Christmas trees and stockings… this year we are doing butterfly’s, flowers and lady birds. It’s a bit of a spring theme but that’s what Lara chose so maybe we will be able to use them again in the spring/summer.
The adult part is to drill a little hole in the top and tie some ribbon for hanging… fun, simple and not stressful in the slightest!!!
We use the colours all mixed together as it’s easier, but you could make some awesome creations if you separate the colours…
This keeps Lara and William entertained for a good half an hour… I put the silicone trays on a baking sheet so they can go straight in the oven and the beads that they drop stay contained mostly (apart from William throwing them everywhere!!!) it’s still a supervised activity as otherwise the beads would be all around the house!!