You don't have to know me terribly well to know that much of my blogging (ahem, educational provision, crafting, life in general) revolves around Hama Beads. We have the life we do because of them; they were our very first product and we had an entire website devoted to them. Still do in fact
With the summer holidays looking like they could be a BIT WET to say the least, we thought we would offer up a competition to keep your small people occupied with this fantastic craft product, one many people have in their homes already. Between now and 31st August (at midnight) we'd love to receive photos of your kids works of Hama Bead art based on the theme “An Amazing Holiday” (but you can interpret that however you wish!)
The prize will be a £100 gift voucher to spend on PlayMerrily, CraftMerrily, Jolly Dollies or The Little Big Toy Shop on whatever you choose. We reserve the right to add additional prizes to the pot if we get plenty of entries too, so the more the merrier. The winner will be judged by a member of DKL Marketing LTD or Hama Beads themselves (to be confirmed).
Entrants should be under 18, but can have help, Midi, Maxi or Mini Beads can be used and they can be used in any way – you are welcome to be innovative and all entries should be unique rather than copied from the internet or a book (inspiration is fine). Judges decision is final and we reserve the right to display images of entries on our websites (with appropriate credit to the creators).
To help you get started, we've created a Midi Hama Bead Starter Kit with a huge (almost) 30% off (damn that 0.7%) which you can purchase and use if you wish, but purchase is not a condition of entry.
Over the next few days some bloggers, who have been given some starter packs, will be posting up their own ideas to give you some inspiration. They'll be eligible for entry and their ideas will be logged as the first versions of those designs. Other entries will be kept secret until closing date unless you choose to post them somewhere. However, we'd love help to spread the word so if you tweet, Facebook, G+ or blog about the comp, do tell me in the comments and you might just get a prize
When you have a completed entry, you should email it to patchofpuddles at gmail dot com with a note of the first name and age of the child.