Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Beads
Foam Gingerbread Beads
Last Sunday I decided to have a craft afternoon with my four grandchildren. We used the foam beads on our Gingerbread houses (kits for houses from Oriental trading) and the two girls also used them to make bracelets and necklaces. There are small holes so they threaded stretch cord and the the cord was just the right size. We also used a snowmen kit to make samores. What a fun afternoon for us all.
December 5, 2012
Has multiple uses!
My 4 year old can string these on scrapbooking floss with no problem. She has used them to make jewelry and holiday garland to hang on the tree--well, we didn't actually get around to putting it on the tree, but it would have looked lovely if we had!
December 24, 2010
Needs bigger holes
While very cute and the kids like lacing necklaces - this kit came with no string and the holes were tiny - some too tiny to even get plastic lanyard through.
Need to use plastic threading needle for best results.
December 15, 2010
Very cute beads
These "beads" are very sweet. They string nicely and all the holes (so far) have been punctured all the way through (often a problem with foam beads). A fun holiday activity!
December 12, 2010
Not what I expected
I was very upset when the foam gingerbread beads came and I opened them. It said 1/2 inch to an inch but they were half the size. The largest ones were a half an inch.
I'm a teacher and I had to go to a craft store to buy more gingerbread stickers to do our school project.
December 5, 2010
These look really cute and will be great on our class gingerbread houses.
November 8, 2010
These were ok, but hard to thread, plus not all holes went through. The kids will have fun with them, even though I most likely won't buy them again.
January 17, 2010
My Kids Wanted More!
I originally purchased these so my kids and I could make a garland with some foam gingerbread men, using these beads as fillers and accents. They loved stringing them so much they wanted more!!! So, I purchased another bag. One 500 bead bag makes about 17 ft of garland. The brightness of the white does vary a little bit on the beads, but it's really not a big deal. I used a leather needle (because they are dull but small enough to get through the hole) and embroidery floss as the thread. If my 2 and 3 year old can work with these, anyone can...and they had so much fun!
December 17, 2009
I love to use these beads to decorate gingerbread houses. I cover tissue cubes with brown paper and the children in the class add the gingerbread beads. They always ALL turn out very cute.
November 28, 2009