The Moose Toys Beados Quick Dry Design Station is a fun all-in-one bead-making station. You can make, spray and dry your unique Beados designs you created! It comes with a quick dry fan to dry your Beados in half the time than just air dry, and plenty of bead pod storage. A design tray, scoop pen and Beados are included.
What are beados made of? According to the manufacture, they are made from an inert plastic material found in schools, wood glues, cosmetics and the coloring is approved for food and cosmetics. They contain an agent designed to make them unpalatable so they have a bitter that discourage them from being eaten. For more detailed info you can get the pdf from the Beados Website
The kit comes with 500 beads, a bead storage tray, a tweezer pen, two display trays, six design templates, as well as a spray bottle, and a quick-dry fan. Pick the template you want to use and place it on the back of one of the display trays. Use the tweezer pen to pick up the beads and place them in their appropriate spots as determined by the template. When you’ve finished adding beads, spray your design with water four to five times. Place the display tray under the quick-dry fan and turn on the fan to dry your design for five to 10 minutes. Slowly peel your design away from the tray, and display your design using the provided stands and suction cups. If you want to make your design stronger, it’s recommended that you spray the back of the finished design and let it dry overnight.
Should your designs break, they can be repaired by putting back in tray and spray it with water. Spray the back also and let dry overnight for best results. Beados provides templates on their website that you can print and make designs before using the beads. Be sure to enlarge the template before printing. Put the template under the beads tray and build your design! Of course that’s only the beginning. As kids get more creative they can build their own unique 3D shapes.
The Beados Quick Dry Design Station is for ages 4 and up. Supervision with the younger ages is always recommended as the pieces are small and may present a chocking problem and also be aware of it with pets in the house. For best success allow ample drying time, more than may be specified. It may also be helpful to have a canvas or felt type cloth under the work area to help contain the beads from rolling off the table and keep any clean up to a minimum.
Two AA batteries are required but not included. Go here to find out more about ‘How Plastics Work’
Beados has many different packs, activity sets and refill packs. See what is available
View the Beados Design Station in action.