Bead Pets – Giveaway

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We have a WINNER!

According to the winner is

Comment #14

 Amy @ A New Old House who said   “I love keeping stuff like this around for rainy days. This would be right up my 6 year old son’s alley! I just found your blog yesterday, and love the projects & ideas. Thank you- from a mom of two boys :o)” 

You are so welcome Amy! I hope your sons enjoy it! I’ll be in touch for info.


I love to keep a stash of things for those “I’m bored” requests. So when the folks at asked if I’d like to try out their Bead Pet kit I checked with the boys to see if it was something they’d be interested in. They both very excitedly said “Yes!” 

They wanted to do one as soon as it came in but I saved them until we had a while to sit down and play. This last weekend we had an early Thanksgiving with my mom so we pulled them out. My 7 year old wanted to jump in first and he wanted to make the spider. 

We got him all set up (I LOVE the storage container that comes with it) and going. The directions were a little confusing to him until I explained them better and he ended up needing quite a bit of my help. He didn’t mind though. And he’s still playing with his spider today!

My 9 year old ended up making 2 later and had a much easier time putting them together (he ended up enjoying it as well). I do like making up crafts for the boys to do, but working full time, having 2 blogs, etc. It’s nice to have something in a box to do every once in a while! wants to send one of these to one of you as well!

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All you have to do to enter to win one though, is leave me a comment here. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 29, 2011 11:59pm MST and I’ll announce the winner on Nov. 30, 2011


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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. Great idea! I never think of beading and boys together, but will now. My grandsons would love this.

  2. My husband used to make these! My son is only 2, but I will keep this in my head for when he's ready for little beads. Right now chunky wood beads are what we stick with 🙂

  3. I have the perfect girl in mind for this! That is, if my boys don't get to it first!

  4. My step-daughters would LOVE this! and I would love it because it would keep them busy during Christmas break!

  5. My little guy LOVES beads, and they are great for helping develop fine motor skills! I am always looking for more "boyish" beading to do with him, these look like they would be so much fun.

  6. my son (8) loves beading. i started using the glo in the dark ones & letters as an eye-hand coordination as therapy tool cuz he has disabilities. havent seen these 1s. but he loves to do beads. watchin him be so proud of himself is worth everything! 🙂

  7. Those look like fun! My 7 year old would love it 🙂

  8. I have 4 boys at home. The two oldest would love this!!

  9. I loved making those as a kid! What a fun craft that would be to introduce to my own boys.

  10. These look so cool! My kids would LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing! <3 Rae

  11. I love keeping stuff like this around for rainy days. This would be right up my 6 year old son's alley!

    I just found your blog yesterday, and love the projects & ideas.
    Thank you- from a mom of two boys :o)

  12. We took you up on your Lego Star Wars recommendation and it was a bit hit with my boys! I can't wait to give this book a try, too! Would be such s great treat to win, thanks for sharing!

  13. My 8 yr old nephew would have so much fun with this. It'll certainly keep him occupied for the many "i'm bored" moments.

  14. Just discovered your site. LOVE it! The beads…lets just say I know a few boys who would think this was cool.

  15. Too cool!! I'll have to try this out! My boys would love it. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  16. Never would have thought of beads for a boy, but I think my little guy would love these!

  17. Wow! Those look like fun! My boys would have a good ol' time with that! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  18. I would love to win this beading set. Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. I've really been enjoying your blog since I found it via Pinterest a week or so ago. I raised two boys as a single mom starting my own business. I was also homeschooling them at the time. I now have two grandsons and I'm getting ready to spend six weeks with them in Florida. I appreciate all of your ideas…this grandma wants to be prepared! Of course, as much as they may fight it, little boys still like to cuddle with grandma, and I'm going to make sure I get my time in!

  20. Enjoying the blog very much! Have 2 young boys of my own 🙂

  21. Dawn Taylor

    Great fun, hope to win it but if not I'll be sure and include these in our Christmas gifts

  22. My boys love working with beads – they would so enjoy this! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  23. Love your blog and i think my boys would like this also:)

  24. I love this! I have boys and sometimes it is difficult to find something that they would like…so many things are geared for girls. So I ADORE this website!! Thank you so much.

  25. Such a great idea! I have 2 boys, 12 & 4. Both would love these!

  26. I loved doing things like this as a child, and I think my guys would too! Thanks for the post.

  27. oh my goodness I used to do these when I was younger — I would love to start again, it would be great for Christmas gifts!

  28. Love Bead animals. Bought my first one years ago for a fund raiser. It was a geico. since then I have learned how to make them. Would love more animal patterns as I only have angels patterns.

  29. I woul love to have this for those"I'm bored" days!

  30. What a great activity for the kids! My 9, 6, and 3 year old would love it! :o)

  31. Just found this website! So happy. Always trying to think of boy-creative things to do with G. Great!

  32. i love this! and my son would enjoy the craft!

  33. My 4 year old recently helped us (my 9 year old girl and I) make bracelets – I do believe he would LOVE these!

  34. Kimberly Nelson

    My son loves to create with beads too – he would love a set like this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. We would love to use these on a cold afternoon when everyone is stuck in the house – thanks for the giveaway

  36. tiffany parkin

    I would love these for my nephew!!!! It is great that boys are allowed to be crafty. 🙂

  37. My son made these at summer camp! He would love this!

  38. Yes please! My little guy would be all over that, of course he'd invite all the neighbors over too, cause everything is funner with friends!