Hama Bead Sizes

Hama offers a large range of products. Common to them all is that they encourage creativity. In addition to the various product categories, we continue to introduce new pegboards, which means that Hama bead play never has to stay the same.

Hama play is creative and encourages development. Our beads allow children to develop their physical and mental skills, while only ever being aware that they are at play. The products help prepare children for when they start school: this fun and experimental form of play encourages familiarity with symbols, numbers and letters.

There are always some extra beads in the tubs and boxes, so you can be sure there will be enough beads to make the designs shown on the product packaging.

Hama is safe to play with and is regularly tested for compliance with current safety standards.


Large tubular beads – 10mm – ages 3 and over – can be ironed.

Maxi beads are suitable for the smallest children who have not yet developed sufficient motor skills to manage the beads in our systems.

The bigger 10mm diameter beads are easy for tiny fingers to position on a pegboard and can be ironed when the design is ready.


Medium size tubular beads – 5 mm – ages 5 and over – can be ironed or sewn.

Hama Midi beads are 5 mm in diameter and can be used in two different ways. They can be ironed or sewn to produce finished designs.

The ironing system is probably the one you are most familiar with. The beads are laid out on a pegboard and then ironed until they have fused together.

The beads can also be sewn into beautiful designs.

Midi beads are available in 56 different colours, 3 luminous and striped beads in 3 combinations.


Small tubular beads – 2.5mm – ages 10 and over – can be ironed or sewn.

Hama Mini beads are the smallest beads in our range with a diameter of just 2.5 mm. This size is suitable for children aged ten and over. Lots of adults also enjoy Mini beads as an alternative to cross-stitch embroidery.

The size of these beads makes it possible to produce very detailed patterns. Patience is required.

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