The Summer holidays are upon us, children up and down the country will be joining in a chorus of 'Mummmmm I'm boreeed!!' The weather will keep us trapped inside no doubt for some part at least, so what to do to keep the little people entertained?
A Blogging friend of mine has a fantastic competition which may just do the trick to dispel boredom for at least some of the time.
The competition is to win £100 voucher for either Playmerrily or CraftMerrily if you have not yet heard of these amazing websites then do pop over and have a look.
They have some wonderful toys and games which are sure to keep everyone happy, with loads of craft inspired materials and sets to keep you going all summer long.
So what do you need to do to get your hands on that voucher? Get creative and share an amazing holiday inspired design using Hama beads.
Hama beads are something you may well have already in your cupboard, if you haven't yet tried out these fantastic beads then this is a perfect opportunity to do so.
The little plastic beads come in a variety of colours, aimed at children aged 5 and above, you peg them onto a sturdy plastic boards to create a design, then using some waxed paper and your iron, you heat your design and the beads stick together so you can then proudly display your masterpiece in a window, or where ever you choose. The only limit is your imagination and creativity because there are endless things you can create with these versatile little beads.
I haven't found a child yet who hasn't enjoyed Hama beads, all three of mine have happily sat and created various designs, and they are a simple must have for those rainy days over the holiday, needing no forward planning they are sure to entertain for longer than 5 minutes Hama beads really are one of those parents best friend products.
So this is a win win situation, get inspired and have fun this Summer Holiday, then share your works of arts for a chance to win £100 to spend on some fantastic products. All entries should be unique the more original the better, your free to be innovative but all entries should be unique rather than copied from the internet or a book (inspiration is fine). The entries will be judged and the Judges decision will be final, more prizes may be added to the pot depending on number of entries, so share this fab competition with your friends and get involved!
Heres our entry Designed by Chloe - 9 years old inspired by the wonderful 'Summer' weather we're having at the moment!
We were sent a set of HamaBeads to have ago at creating our entry and help spread the word of this fantastic competition. If you haven't already got some beads in your cupboard then CraftMerrily has a fantastic offer to get you everything you need to join in here but purchase is not required to enter, any beads from any source are allowed and all will be treated equally so dig out those beads and get creative!
Prize: £100 Playmerrily voucher (additional prizes may be added depending on number of entrants)
Entry: Create your own Hama Bead 'Amazing Holiday' inspired design
then email your entry to patchofpuddles@gmail. com with a note of the first name and age of the child.
The winner will be judged by a member of DKL Marketing LTD or Hama Beads themselves (to be confirmed).
End Date: 31st August 2012
Further information and Terms and Conditions can be found here