Aquabeads are a brand we’ve never tried before although have done very similar crafts, so were keen to see how these faired. When Come Round offered us the chance of holding a party to share Aquabeads with some of the children’s friends we couldn’t wait to get inviting and have a few friends round for some Aquabeads fun.
My two children were keen to get started so helped me set things out ready to show our guests when they arrived. To keep everyone happy we gave everyone an Aquabeads mini playset and a few demo packs to do as we had enough of these for everyone. I have to say I was really impressed with the mini packs as they are small and compact but once you open them up, there is a good choice of beads and you can make quite a few mini creations with the set. My little boy couldn’t resist making the turtle as this is his favourite animal.
Here’s my two children in action, busy beading away and they loved spraying the water on at the end and seeing the result of their work. What I like about Aquabeads is that the designs come to life really well and by just placing a few beads together you get a lovely finished piece.
Once everyone had made a few creations I put them out on a couple of trays in the garden to dry and it was really sunny and warm.
Once we’d had fun at the party with the mini kits, it was time to check out the Aquabeads Beginners Studio. This is a large kit with over 800 beads and a really useful storage case. It has a pretty shooting star style tray area to house all your different beads with extra storage underneath for all the extra accessories. The lid comes off to become your work station with an attached template with a slit behind to put your design sheets.
We really loved the bead pen that comes with this. Although you can easily do the designs with your fingers, the pen makes it a whole lot easier and the children loved using it. My children spent the rest of the day after the party making designs with the beginners studio and I’d definitely recommend it as a great kit for anyone interested in Aquabeads.
This set includes four sheets of designs although you can of course make your own up. The beads in this set are also a mix of plain solid coloured round beads and translucent jewel beads which gives a really nice mix and finish to the creations. All the finished pieces are brightly coloured and really give children a sense of achievement.
This is a really fun craft that helps with fine motor skills and following a pattern. It also covers a range of ages too, as the designs can range from simple to complex, anything goes with Aquabeads! The other parents of children that came to try Aquabeads were really impressed and loved the little creations their children made and took home so they were an all round hit with everyone.
What’s great is that you can get refill packs of Aquabeads so if you do have the beginners studio then you can refill your beads at any time and continue making fun designs!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review and also share with others as part of our Come Round party.