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I loved Hama (or fuse) beads when I was younger. I spent hours making designs, finding the colours and carefully placing them onto the base. When YC got some a few years ago I was delighted at the idea of us doing them together. However, they have, for the most part, sat in box in her cupboard untouched. That has now changed. Together we have created a beautiful heart mobile for her room. To make your own:

You will need:

  • Hama beads
  • Heart shaped base
  • Parchment paper
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Embroidery ring

Use your beads to create your heart pattern, then following the instructions fuse them together using parchment paper and an iron.

When you have enough hearts (we made 4 big ones and 4 little ones) thread some string through the top and tie them to the embroidery ring.

Next cut 4 lengths of string and tie each one to the ring them tie the other ends together to create a loop.

Finally find a place to hang your heart mobile.

Nope, not allowed to see it.

YC is really funny when we do these sorts of crafts as I am not allowed to see what she is creating until the end. She wouldn’t even let me take a picture of it while she was making it.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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