5 years old

Crafting for Boys with Star Wars Aquabeads

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Ethan absolutely loves to do crafts, it's something that we've done ever since he was very young and he is naturally creative so I just take it for granted.  It always surprises me when people comment about how good he is with scissors or how creative and focused he is with crafty tasks.  I don't think it makes any difference at all what gender a child is and whether they like crafting or not, but I do know that it can help develop so many other skills.  So if you happen to have a little boy who is a bit of a reluctant crafter, than the Star Wars Aquabeads Playset may be just the motivation that you need!



We love Aquabeads, they are fantastic for fine motor control development in picking up all of those tiny beads, for learning to follow a pattern with the templates and for getting creative. Ethan was very excited to see this Star Wars Aquabeads set arrive and couldn't wait to get started.



The templates are fantastic and really look just like the characters from the films.  You can make Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, R2D2 or C3PO.  Ethan chose to make a Stormtrooper first.  So we opened up the pack and sorted all of the different coloured beads into the compartments to get ready to start building.



Then Ethan followed the template, matching up the coloured beads to the picture underneath until his creation was complete.  As this is quite a large picture it did take Ethan a few days of focused time to get it finished, but luckily it's quite easy to just push the whole set to the side and continue to come back to it until it's complete.  Then when Ethan finished he sprayed the whole thing with water and we waited for it to dry.



Ethan loves to play with his finished creations, so I'm sure that we're going to have a lot of fun Star Wars scenes once he finishes the other three characters.  They're also great to put a magnet on the back of and stick up on the fridge (but Ethan never lets me, ha ha!)

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* This is a review post, we were sent the Star Wars Aquabeads set to play with and write our honest opinions.*

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84 comments

  1. A keen crafter! We're a creative bunch in our house!

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  2. My grandson William loves origami he also likes crochet I taught him to knit and he's really good

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  3. I have a reluctant crafter in my husband but I am entering this for my best friend's daughter who loves both Star Wars and crafting!

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  4. My daughter used to be a keen crafter until a full time job came up

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  5. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  6. My son - he doesn't have the patience for most crafts but he loves Star Wars.

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  7. My granddaughter is a keen crafter

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  8. My granddaughter loves doing crafts with me

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  9. keen my girls love anything crafty and messy!

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  10. My Daughter is mad about arts and crafts :-)

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  11. Because i myself love crafts of all sorts my son also enjoys making things especially finding driftwood and shells on our local beach and making decorations with them and doing art and projects at school

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  12. My Grandsons love arts and crafts and love setting up at the kitchen table when they visit

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  13. Depends on the craft, but generally reluctant!

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  14. A keen crafter can't stop her doing it x

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  15. My grandchildren are keen crafters

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  16. not so much colouring but my youngest son loves beads & making models

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  17. Hes somewhere in the middle of keen and reluctant but as he loves Star Wars, Im sure this would get him interested ;)

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  18. Skye loves all art and crafts

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  19. My kids absolutely love crafting, sticking, painting, playdough, watching YouTube and making slime :-/

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  20. I have 2 keen crafters and 1 who just isn't interested in crafting

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  21. Both my girls, 8 and 2 love crafts and making a painting mess!

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  22. No, grandchildren love crafting this would be for them at home

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  23. we are all big crafters, from painting stones, to lego x

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  24. My granddaughter has a lot of patience and is an avid crafter.

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  25. My daughter loves anything arts and crafts she is constantly colouring or making something so she would love these :-)

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  26. My son loves anything crafty...it's me that's reluctant! I need to do more with him!

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  27. we have a couple of keen crafters :-)

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  28. We are all keen crafters in the family, enjoy seeing the end product

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  29. My son loves to craft and I made him a little gallery on the wall outside his bedroom so he can display his artwork.

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  30. The boys love craft - but oh the mess!

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  31. i have both! my son is a reluctant crafter unless it's something cool and that he knows he can do my daughter is always crafting and creating

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  32. Luckily all of my 3 kids have been VERY keen crafters x

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  33. We like to do match craft and painting on Sundays.

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  34. My daughter likes crafting but my son isn't so into it, this may well change his mind though!

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  35. Bridget Neptune6 March 2017 at 14:00

    They are both very keen, it's hard to keep up!

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  36. We have one of each. It always amazes me how different siblings are.

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  37. my grandson is a keen crafter.

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  38. Very keen - especially junk modelling! (@PeanutHog)

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  39. I have a very keen crafting granddaughter.

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  40. My daughter loves arts and crafts.

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  41. My Grandaughters are all very keen crafters not so much the grandson

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  42. My daughter is a keen crafter- she is currently decorating a polysterene wig head

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  43. Both - one son loves making things, the other doesn't

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  44. I think we will have a keen one as my nephew is always wanting to do what nanny does and she is a crafter!

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  45. Keen crafter :) this is a brilliant looking set!

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  46. Reluctant! It's 90% Lego here !

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  47. My son loves crafts and trying new things so this would be fab!

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  48. My son Lewis is 7 and loves crafts x

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  49. A keen crafter :-)

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  50. My kids both like making crafty things

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  51. My 5 year old son is a keen crafter

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  52. i dotry my best especially at making cards etc but im not very good lol x

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  53. Me and the kids are keen but my husband doesnt share our enthusiasm at all

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  54. Sometimes too keen,the kids can be also 😂

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  55. we are all keen crafters in this house big time

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  56. i have both my girl loves crafting my son not so much lol

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  57. Very keen, as i am typing this she is decorating a big box :)

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  58. We love crafting in this house :D And Star Wars - perfect! :D

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  59. I have 3 very good keen crafters 🕯

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  60. My nephews love crafts! messier the better!

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  61. My sister and nephew love crafting.

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  62. We're all keen crafters in this home x

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