Happy Summer Holidays! Now that we’re fully in the swing of school summer holidays, activities like our beading kits are the perfect thing to while away some time with a beautifully mindful activity. Our new wildflower design is my favourite, the chunky brightly coloured beads sing out the summer to me, and I love watching my kids coming up with the sequence in which they place the beads.
The kits are great for 3 to 8 year olds, the beads are the ideal size as they aren’t too fiddly and the ends of the elastic used to thread them are 'shoelaced' so they are simple to use. The box can make up to 10 bracelets, which means there are plenty to make for keeps and enough for gifting too!
My girls have been enjoying matching up the beads to their outfits and choosing exactly which designs should go to certain friends.
There’s definitely something therapeutic about the threading of the beads onto the elastic. With this in mind, this is a fantastic activity to wind down with in the late afternoon. It’s so lovely making something, in all honesty I’ve got in on the act too and we’ve been enjoying the making time together!
The joy in an activity like beading is that as well as making something, you also get the perfect chance to chat with your children. Reflecting on the day, talking about the colours and designs you’re going to be using, or what you’ll be having for dinner! I always think that when you’re focusing on something else i.e. the beading, often really important conversations can happen. Happy beading!