So What’s The Big Deal with Beados and Qixels and What Your Kids Can Learn From Them


This Post is Sponsored By Moose Toys

Our kids recently had the chance to road test the latest range of Beados and Qixels from Moose Toys.  My youngest daughter had played with Beados before at her best friend’s house so knew what they were and was super keen to give them a proper go.

We put together a video review below telling you what we thought, showing you how the toys work and hearing from the kids what they thought about them. This was completely unscripted and our kids gave their honest thoughts after playing with them.

Since these toys have come into our house both my 8 year old and 5 year old daughters have been creating with them for days on end.  The other great thing about the Beados is once you have  made the design you can turn them into rings, key chains, bracelets and necklaces which the girls have loved wearing around the house and attaching to their school bags.



Beados are targeted more at girls and the Qixels are targeted more at boys however I just want to say that my girls have loved playing with both.  There are not many craft activities on the market targeted at the boy demographic and Qixels have done a fantastic job of doing just that. Qixels are a unique and fantastic product that even my girls have had lots of fun creating with.

These toys are great for fine motor skill development that is particularly important for young children. These types of skills are essential for handwriting control and even typing. There are also benefits from copying patterns, planning and counting quantities and also in patience and concentration … all of which help children in many aspects of life. The best part is they are not messy and only require water to bond the beads together to create the end product.

Check out our full review and see how they work in the video below …

Here are some of the end products our kids made using the Beados and Qixel kits ..

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Depending on your budget both brands have a full range of different kit sizes to accommodate your needs starting at $14.  All of the kits enable your kids to produce some fun and great toys using only beads and water.  Below is a range of what is available.

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We are giving on lucky family the chance to win a Qixels prize pack for their kiddo this Christmas.  All you need to do is comment on the blog post below and tell us … What your kids would love to make with some Qixels? 

The Prize Pack Includes:
3x Qixels Theme Packs
1x Qixels Design Creator
1x Qixels Turbo Dryer


Terms and Conditions: Entering the Giveaway: To enter you must answer our question as part of the Giveaway entrance. You are able to only enter once via each entry option for this Giveaway. Do not submit duplicate entries or addresses as this will not improve your chances of winning. Use of Entrant Information: Any information you fill out for this Giveaway will not be used for any other purpose except to notify you if you are the winner. Drawings: The winners will selected based on the answers to the competition question. Prizes: One individual person will win a Qixels prize pack which includes: 3x Qixels Theme Packs,1x Qixels Design Creator,1x Qixels Turbo Dryer .The Giveaway is open only to legal Australian residents 18 years of age or older. School Mum is not responsible for (1) typographical errors, misdirected or incomplete entries; or (2) computer or telecommunication system failures or similar disruptions to email services and/or the Internet. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  The competition ends at 11.59pm on the 13th of Novmeber 2015.



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  2. Our 6 y/o engineer of the future would design an entire “Qixelized” landscape and use his imagination to stage epic scenarios with warriors, animals, creatures and kingdoms. He may even let his little sister help.

  3. Anything green and hulk looking would be created and blissfully balanced by my other child in the form of a colourful rainbow.

  4. My daughter LOVES Minecraft so I’m sure she would be busy creating Minecraft characters and objects with her Qixels prize.

  5. Rachel Amanatidis on

    My animal crazy kids would make a farm house with chooks, pigs ,and ducklings.. qixels would keep them very entertained while they have a BLAST!

  6. My 5 year old daughter would love these, she is very artsy crafty and loves making new things, I can just imagine all of her new creations around the house and replacing my jewellery.

  7. anything and everything… my boys love creating… 5 year old loves robots. 7 year old is animal mad. and lastly my 9 year old loves fantasy…. they could do so much.

  8. Narissa Greene on

    My daughter at 9 absolutely loves sitting down for hours and creating all different sorts of things. I think they are great to let the kids imaginations run wild and let them create.
    My daughter would be over the moon if she received something like this for Christmas

  9. my son is totally obessed with minecraft I think Quixel things look like minecraft characters , my son would love to make these and then play a minecraft type of game OFF of the computer , super awesome !!! 🙂

  10. My son was enamored by the retro 8-bit style of Qixels and decided to go with a Space Invader inspired alien. Slime green in colour, four googly eyes and octopus-like wiggly limbs.

  11. Ahhh, with 2 kiddies from the bush, I just know our Young Miss would make a beautiful horse, and our Big Jack would make himself some fishies like he catches from the dam

  12. Mellisa Bullock on

    My kids would get stuck into making decorations for the Christmas tree! I can’t help but agree with them that our tree would benefit a great deal from their creativity.

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  14. my 5 daughter would make her friends some trendy jewellery , she’s very creative and would be great cognitive fun for her.

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