Over the summer we were lucky enough to be offered an Aqua beads kit for review. We were sent the Hello Kitty Fashion Set, RRP £14.99.
My only beading experience with the twins had been the ones that you have to iron…. it never went well as the twins always wanted to “help”. These looked like a far better option, just add water
They wasted no time in getting the box open & all the goodies out to play. The set included the beads, a Hello Kitty bead case, a pen for picking up & putting down the beads, water sprayer, beading tray & various different designs.
They each chose a design, luckily both were on the same page. They found it easy to slide the template page into the bottom of the layout tray. Robert went for a ice cream design & Hannah for a Hello Kitty (no surprise there!). The Bead Pen was an absolute god send. Best thing ever as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t have to worry about run away beads all over the place & it made positioning the beads REALLY easy.
Now comes the Aqua part. The finished design needs a few sprays of water, 4-5, & then left to dry. Again this was very easy for the twins to do themselves & when they weren’t spraying each other they managed to get the designs
As you can see, Hannah was very pleased with her Hello Kitty
Our verdict: We love Aquabeads. I love the fact that they can do this by themselves, no mess, (almost) no arguments & it can be finished by themselves too. They love that they can do this by themselves, but they really love the pen because it means they don’t have to worry about dropping the beads or getting them in the wrong place… both things that have really frustrated them when using other types of beads.
Although a lot of the designs available are a bit on the girlie side, Robert enjoyed the Aqua Beads just as much as Hannah. If you visit the Aqua Beads website there are some additional templates that you can download & use, so that in itself is an added bonus
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What have your little ones made with Aqua Beads?
Disclaimer: We received the Aqua Beads kit free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own & that of my family.