Review of Super Beads by Zirrly

My boys love doing crafts, especially on winter days. Zirrly’s Super Beads 3D Car and Truck were so fun to build!

What is Zirrly?

This is a craft company you have to check out! From ceramic models to paint, to sewing projects, kites to color, to clay and more, they are a craft super-store! Zirrly has plenty of markers, fabric markers, and painting supplies as well as games and fabric projects.

Do you need crafts for birthday parties, church, and your family? This is the place to check out!

What are Super Beads?

Similar to beads that need ironing to melt together, Zirrly’s beads fuse together with only water. Because of this, my boys were able to build a really cool 3D car and truck that they could not have built with the ironing beads. [Quick tip: We noticed that the beads are fragile when you first spray them with water, so let them dry completely before you continue to the next step.]

Zirrly has several sets available. I really appreciated that the Super Beads fuse together with water because I’m not risking burning myself, or my sons, with the iron. My boys were able to do the whole project by themselves. Yay!

The Super Beads sets also come in: Jungle Animals, 3D Animals, Birds, a Jewelry Set, and a Mega pack with lots of projects. I think our next project will be the Spinning Tops set. Your child can design and build several tops that spin!

How did our family use the Super Beads?

My 11 year-old and my 6 year-old sons worked together on the 3D Car and Truck set. They laid out the beads and directions on the kitchen floor and went straight to work. I hardly had time to take pictures. My 6 year-old was able to put the beads together and spray them, but needed a little help in making them 3D. It was a great small motor skills task for him, also!

My 11 year-old had so much fun building his own and helping his brother. I love to see them work together on projects.

Here are some of their comments:

“My wheels even move!”

“This is a good engineering project for me, Mom. I have to figure out how the sides are put together.”

“Which set can we buy next?”

“Can I get more of these for my birthday?”

I found some projects on the Zirrly website that I have never seen before. Here are a few to pique your interest:

  • Sensory Paper allows children to color, paint, and play on paper with ridges and bumps to stimulate the sensory parts of their brain.
  • The Spinning-Humming Craft mixes science with art. Decorate the circles, then use the string to put them together into a science project about optical illusions.
  • There are several kaleidoscope sets. My favorite was the Star Gazer Kaleidoscope. Study refracted light and visual symmetry.
  • The Sticker Face Mask will lead to lots of goofy fun. The stickers stick onto your face; they don’t hurt when you peel them off. They are re-usable, so you can even use them over and over.
  • The Treasure Chest of Wood Shapes gives you 10 lbs. of assorted wooden shapes that can be used for building all kids of wooden projects. Make a model fort! Let your imagination fly!

You can find these and other supplies from Zirrly by visiting their website or following these links:

 

 

Super Beads {Zirrly Reviews}

Disclaimer

I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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