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Freddie has never really enjoyed being creative, even from a very young age. He has always enjoyed books and maths and getting him to do anything remotely creative has always been hard work!
As we now homeschool and he doesn’t HAVE to do arts and crafts at school I was pleased to discover this Minions Aquabeads set.
I mean after all who doesn’t love Despicable Me and the Minions! Well Fred sure does in fact one of his favourite toys in previous years was the Minions fart gun!!
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This is also my kind of arts and craft activity as there is no mess!!! No clearing up glitter and spilt paint and glue!
Aquabeads – Minions Playset
The box is nice and colourful which for any child’s game / toy is so important. But on opening aquabeads I was even happier! As you may have gathered with my comment above I am not a big fan of mess!! So when I realised this came with its very own tray (with lid) I was extremely happy.
Inside the aquabeads box were the following individually wrapped colour beads:
- 5 Pink
- 5 Green
- 5 Brown (jewel beads)
- 20 light blue
- 43 white
- 74 grey
- 120 brown
- 127 black
- 151 blue
- 220 yellow
A table tray, 1 palette, 1 sprayer, 2 template sheets (with 4 designs) and a bead peeler.
Why we love aquabeads?
Not only does this encourage creativity it is also great for fine motor skills. These beads are tiny, and perfect for little hands.
Above is the palette where you keep your beads, but on top of that fits the lid which is what you actually use to create your design.
The designs fit nicely in place on the back of the tray so the children know where to place the correct coloured bead in the right place.
Watching your design develop in front of you, is just great fun.
Also included in the box is an easy to follow instruction sheet. As we had never done this before we really needed to follow it. But it was very simple to understand.
So what can you make?
Check these out, Freddie was so impressed with himself, and actually enjoyed doing it.
Where can you purchase Aquabeads Minions?
These are available at any major high street toy shop and also can be found at Amazon.
Also if you run out of beads you can purchase more here.
(These are suitable for children aged 4+)