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What are melting beads called?

What are those beads that you melt togther called?

Plastic fusible beads are special tiny plastic beads that can be placed on a pegboard and melted together using an iron. There are several types of fusible beads that you can buy – the top brands are Hama, Perler or Nabbi.

Hama Beads

Hama Beads come in several different sizes. The larger beads are better for younger children (from 3 years and above) whilst the smaller ones can be used in crafts by children and adults aged over 10 years.

MINI – Small beads – 2.5 mm Ø – from 10 years – can be ironed or sewn.

MIDI – Medium beads – 5.0 mm Ø – from 5 years – can be ironed or sewn.

MAXI – Large beads – 10.0 mm Ø – from 3 years – can be ironed.

MAXI STICK – Pegs for the tinies – from 3 years – easy for little hands to use.

Placing beads in a decorative pattern is not only an enjoyable craft, but great for improving children’s co-ordination skills and teaching them about counting and colours. However, the ironing stage should always be performed by an adult.

Perler Beads

Perler Beads are approx. 5mm in diameter when unmelted. Like Hama Beads, they come in a variety of colours. They also come in striped, pearl and glow-in-the-dark colours, too!

Perler Beads are available as trays of beads organised by colour, huge bulk jars with an assortment of many different colours, and single colour 6000 piece bags, which are perfect for working on block areas of colour. Black fuse beads are often vital for fuse bead projects, as they form the basis of the outline or backgrounds of many designs.

Perler Beads offer a range of larger beads called Biggie Beads, which are more suitable for younger children (ages 4 and above).

Nabbi

Nabbi Beads offer assorted fuse beads, similar to Hama and Perler, but they also have a special range called PhotoPearls. PhotoPearls use a program to turn your chosen photo into a template for you to follow and create a bead art version of the photo.

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Where to buy Hama Beads in the UK

Hama Beads

Hama Beads, Perler Beads and other types of fuse beads can be found online at Amazon and Baker Ross, as well as craft shops such as Hobbycraft.

Most shops offer a great selection of smaller packs of particular colours, as well as massive bulk tubs of a variety of different colour beads.

You can purchase a range of accessories for your fuse beads crafts, such as pegboards and tweezers, and many craft shops offer fuse bead kits, which contain a selection of beads, boards and patterns.

Our website, Fuse Beads UK, has curated a huge range of fuse beads including Hama Beads, Perler Beads and Qixels. These items can be purchased by following the Buy Now link on each item page.

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Free Minecraft Hama Beads Patterns

Minecraft is a super popular video game where players build 3D sculptures out of cubes. Its blocky, pixelated style means it’s perfect for recreating characters and objects in the real world using fuse beads!

Children who love to create their own designs in the game will love to use Hama Beads or Perler Beads to create their own Diamond Sword or characters such as Steve or Creeper!

With adult supervision for the ironing (or fiddly bits like attaching keychains), this craft is great way to expand children’s imaginations and improve their dexterity.

We take a look at some of the best Hama Beads Minecrafts patterns from talented bloggers, as well as a selection of our favourite products for creating them!

Free Printables: Minecraft Perler Bead Keychains
Minecraft Perler Bead Patterns

Laura’s Crafty Life shares 13 free printables for creating Minecraft Perler Beads designs, including keychains! Visit her blog to download the patterns and view a step-by-step guide. This tub of huge perler beads will give you a huge selection of beads to choose from and the keychain rings can be found in bulk on Amazon:

Free Patterns: Minecraft Designs for Hama Beads

Minecraft Hama Beads Patterns

Kate at Mini Eco has a free set of patterns for use with Hama Beads – but if you don’t have any beads, the patterns can also be printed out to create paper mosaics!

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The Ultimate Hama Beads Christmas Kits List

Hama Beads Christmas Kits

Hama Beads are perfect for lots of Christmas crafts: creating your own Christmas decorations, making thoughtful Christmas gifts – plus they’re also a great holiday craft project for kids. We take a look at our favourite Christmas themed Hama Beads kits.

Hama Beads Kits

Hama Bead kits are ideal for keeping kids entertained over the festive season. Each kit comes with a great selection of fuse beads in assorted colours, as well as shaped peg boards for each craft.

Hama Beads Large Christmas Blister Pack

£13.64  in stock
3 new from £8.65
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Create brilliant designs and decorations
  • Simple to use, no mess
  • Helps to develop a child's creativity
  • Improves Motor Skills
  • Unique ironing system

Hama Beads Christmas Set

£8.40  in stock
4 new from £7.95
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Improves Motor Skills
  • Encourages creativity
  • Brightly coloured beads
  • Unique ironing system
  • Mess free play

Hama Christmas Craft (Multi-Colour)

£4.20  in stock
6 new from £4.20
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Improves motor skills
  • encourages creativity
  • Mess free play

Hama 10.3040 Advent Calendar

£17.00  in stock
2 new from £17.00
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Countdown to Christmas with Hama Beads! Behind each of the 24 doors there is a Christmas inspired design to make!
  • Creates twenty four Christmas themed designs
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves motor skills
  • Contains: over 5,000 midi beads, 5 pegboards, 6 bead supports, instructions and ironing paper.

Hama Santa Claus

£9.62  in stock
4 new from £5.95
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Children can make a moving Santa Claus
  • Hama is the number 1 selling bead range
  • Designs can be made permanent
  • Pegboards and ironing paper are re-useable
  • Playing with Hama beads help develop hand eye co-ordination

Hama Snowman Blister Set

£4.99  in stock
4 new from £4.99
1 used from £ 3.59
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Enjoy creating 3D snowmen with the Hama Snowman Set
  • Hama Beads allow the imaginations of both children (recommended 5 years old and above) and adults to become reality
  • Arranging Hama beads on boards increases hand-eye coordination
  • Trusted brand with 50 years experience and recognition
  • With a variety of different colours there is no stopping what the imagination can create

Hama 10.5514 Mini Beads Father Christmas Set

£4.00  in stock
2 new from £4.00
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Contains over 2, 000 beads, 1 small pegboard, colour printed design sheet, instructions and ironing paper
  • Creates four Christmas themed designs
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves motor skills
  • Mess free play

Christmas Fuse Bead Boards

 out of stock
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • hama beads fit these boards

Hama Angels Blister Set

£6.30  in stock
1 new from £6.30
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Enjoy creating beaufiful angels with the Hama Angels Set
  • Hama Beads allow the imaginations of both children (recommended 5 years old and above) and adults to become reality
  • Arranging Hama beads on boards increases hand-eye coordination
  • Trusted brand with 50 years experience and recognition
  • With a variety of different colours there is no stopping what the imagination can create

Hama 284 Pegboard Santa Claus, White

£4.71  in stock
10 new from £1.42
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Minimum Age: 5 years

Hama Beads Large Christmas Blister Pack Teddy

£10.45  in stock
3 new from £8.69
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Create brilliant designs and decorations
  • Simple to use, no mess
  • Helps to develop a child's creativity
  • Improves Motor Skills
  • Unique ironing system

Beadcraft Christmas: Holiday patterns for Perler, Qixels, Hama, Simbrix, Fuse, Melty, Nabbi, Pyslla, cross-stitch and more!

£8.99  in stock
3 new from £8.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

AuthorJohnathan Roy
BindingPaperback
EAN9781539452645
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9781539452645
ISBN1539452646
Item DimensionsHeight: 1100; Length: 850; Width: 8
LabelCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ManufacturerCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number Of Pages34
Package DimensionsHeight: 8; Length: 1100; Weight: 31; Width: 850
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2016-10-10
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date2016-10-10
StudioCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
TitleBeadcraft Christmas: Holiday patterns for Perler, Qixels, Hama, Simbrix, Fuse, Melty, Nabbi, Pyslla, cross-stitch and more!

Hama Beads Advent Calendar - 24 Seasonal Designs

£15.99  in stock
3 new from £15.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Improves motor skills
  • encourages creativity
  • Mess free play

Hama 10.3437 Christmas Box

£8.50  in stock
2 new from £8.50
3 used from £ 7.67
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of December 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Features

  • Contains over 2, 500 beads, 1 small pegboard, colour printed design sheet, instructions and ironing paper
  • Creates nine Christmas themed designs
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves motor skills
  • Mess free play