Fabulous Foam ABC Beads
1000 alphabet beads -- how can you go wrong?
I just had my three year old art class make themselves bracelets with these beads, flower wooden beads and stretchy cording also offered by Oriental. They loved the project and were proud of their creations. We beaded using a double thickness of elastic on a blue plastic gum cleaning loop you can get at drug stores. The big eyed needles Oriental Trading offers are too big for most beads, including these. The children loved creating bright name bracelets with these lovely colored beads. This would also be a great item for a Montessori sorting tray. Buy a pack and set out with two empty clear plastic egg cartons for sorting by letters, or a few baby food jars for sorting by colors.
June 24, 2011
Affordable and fun!
Great colors! Easy to read! They slide right onto a pipe cleaner. My first graders love them. I wish the letters were printed on both sides of the bead...
November 1, 2013
Good product for the price. Bright and colorful, perfect for my project. All alphabet came in one bag, so it took awhile to sort them out by letters.
October 25, 2010
This product was worth the money. I was just a little disappointed with how small the holes were. I bought these beads for my 4-K students to make bracelets or necklace with. I am going to have to have the students glue them on paper now instead of beading them on string. I do like how visible the letters are, and the size of the beads. They are student friendly, and I think the students will enjoy using them to make their names and other words they are learning in class.
October 13, 2010
I bought these to make names for keytags (Dophin/Sand) for my kids at camp in Europe. Before I could give them out, the foam had separated in half and the beads had fallen off. I was very disappointed, as they really worked well and looked nice. Apparently the foam is glued together in order to get the holes for stringing. They separated so I lost several letters of the kids names. I do this project every year with beads from O.T. and this is the first time I have been disappointed.
August 10, 2010
Great for my need
These beads worked well for my project. Colors are bright and eye catching.
July 22, 2009
poor letter distribution
The letters you need the most, such as "a", "s", "i" etc. are in very short supply instead, the container is overloaded with "j" , "k" and other letters that are much more seldom used. You end up having to throw half of them away.
May 5, 2009
exactly what I expected.
The product is cheap and made of foam but is exactly as stated in the details. The letter print was absolutely fine on my delivery, and the colors bright. Great for a cheap craft project with young kids.
April 24, 2009
this product was O.K.
This product was O.K., cheep I would say.
The bad things about the beads were that they only last a year before they stat to fall apart.Also some of the beads don't have but half of the letter on them.The good things about the beads were that they are comfortable to wear and they are lightweight.
January 10, 2009
hole isway too small for young kids
thought foam = kids but the hole is too small for my preschoolers to string. thought this was going to be a great activity to learn letters and increase fine motor skills. too bad :(
December 15, 2008