Pepperell Braiding HZ1016 Jumbo Lacing Beads Classic Made in USA Wood Toy, 3.6" Height, 1.25" Width, 2" Length (Pack of 10)
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- Toddlers love threading the jumbo beads onto the soft cord for hours of fun
- Perfect size for little hands to grasp
- Builds hand-eye coordination
- Made in USA of 100% natural kiln dried hardwoods and non-toxic paints
- Sold as a pack of 9
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
In terms of the painted surface, I feel much safer with Holgate than I do with 99.9% of the toys out there these days. Holgate is a US company, and has been around forever. They have been making wooden toys for nearly a century. All of their wood, paints - everything - is US-sourced.
Bottom line - this is a Made in the USA toy, at a truly reasonable price, absolutely fantastic quality - and a classic skill-building tool that will be fun for toddlers and preschoolers alike. I would definitely put this in my top-ten must-have toys list. It's just that cool.
It is worth noting that the set I received does not match the picture shown here. I got one each of the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple beads that are shown. I also received 4 slightly smaller beads. Two of them are round and two are oblong (a scaled down version of the yellow bead slown). Also, these 4 beads appear to be stained, while the rest of the beads are painted. [As I was writing this, it occurred to me that this seemed a little fishy, and I was worried that the seller might be breaking up sets of genuine Holgate beads and filling in with cheaper beads. I contacted the company and they confirmed that the actual beads in each package may vary and that mine were all fine. No bead scandal here.]
I knocked off one star since my beads don't match the photo. If they are going to include beads that are smaller, in not as interesting shapes and less vibrant colors, they should let you know. But, in all honesty, I'm still thrilled with this purchase.
I love that this toy is made in the USA by an established company. If you are looking for other made-in-USA toys, we also have the Uncle Goose Wooden Alphabet Blocks which are great, and the Camden Rose Beautiful Hearth Kitchen. Both of these toys are made in Michigan.
All of my beads came varnished and painted a variety of fun colors, there is one bead a little "harder" for little hands to thread because it is smaller, but I'm OK with that as it teaches variety and helps with dexterity. In regards to a complaint by one reviewer about the cord unraveling.... This is a woven nylon cord and it could easily be fixed by melting the end (hold it over a flame, when nylon starts to melt roll the end to create a nice threading end).
This was easily one of our more popular toys this Christmas (can't decide whether the sewing/lacing boards trumped this bead set). It is great for imaginative play, finger dexterity, teaching life skills, and getting kids interested I "sewing" as my son refers to it. The quality of this set is wonderful and I really appreciate the jumbo size of these beads as it will make it easier for me to keep track of them. Some bead sets I was looking at had a plethora of smaller sized beads, and quite frankly.... A toddler doesn't need that many to be thoroughly entertained.
Great product, no cons that I can see... Will be making a little travel bag to hold all the parts, once we have a little free time after the holidays.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you don't get the right product...RETURN it! Theses beads are just as pictured and are wonderful!Published 3 days ago by tangldupnblue
These are Fantastic!!! My 2 year old loves them! He sits and "treads" the wood pieces on day after day. We work on Colors and Shapes with it too. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Midwest Mama
Perfect for my 18mo old. It was hard finding a set that wasn't too small that it was a choking hazard. These are great and my kiddo took too it right away.Published 6 days ago by Bashfulgrl
My two year old loves threading these jumbo beads through the rope that came with them. Item was exactly as described. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mandy
My 1 year old loves these and they are a great size for small handsPublished 2 months ago by Brooke
My 15 month old granddaughter did not take to it as I had hoped. She loves trying to put screw drivers into screws so I thought she would enjoy this product. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lighthouse Rita
Excellent toy and excellent quality. I am really impressed with this toy. The beads are solid and great size for toddler hands. The paint is smooth and shiny. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C2
My almost 2 year old grandson has really enjoyed learning how to lace with these colorful, fun shaped and easy to handle beads. Read morePublished 3 months ago by KAM
Very sturdy rope and beads! This is a very good product for toddlers who are practicing their fine motor skills. The beads a big enough and have a nice weight. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Loves-to-buy-on-Amazon