(Horizon Group $9.99)
For the money you can't beat this bead set with over 278 alphabet Beads, 600 accent beads,78 alphabet metallic slider beads with two glitter bands to slide them onto, and three kinds and weights of cording (Elastic, Satin, and Waxed cotton). Kids can make an endless supply of bracelets to wear of give. The set pictured here is the one we tested and the one with slider beads and glitter bands. There are other sets with a similar name that we have not tested. Just one BIG caution: Getting the packaging opened it not for kids to do on their own. Two adults working together managed to get the top and base apart without too much spillage, but it could easily of ended up all over the table or floor or both. Take your time opening this with great care! That said, the cording is stiff enough to use without the need for a needle and the beads are really varied but nice! Available at Target.
Ages: Early School
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2015