December 6, 2019

Water Beads

Water Beads = FUN!!!!
Water Beads = FUN!!!!

There are some products that we find from time to time and think “Where have you been all my life?”…this is one of those products!

WATER BEADS

They are tiny little beads that you add water to and they grow – sounds simple you say? It is simple!

We found them on sale at a local market and bought 4 packets for $20 (I was told they will last a year if you keep refreshing them with water). I have since ‘googled’ to see where else they’re available and have found multiple stores that sell them for a lot cheaper!

***Please note – you need to be very cautious that children or animals don’t swallow the water beads . Definitely a supervised activity – but lots of fun for parents to be involved in.

They look fantastic on display in a large glass vase and are great for sensory play! My daughter loves sorting them into their colour groups using a large plastic serving tray. We’ve also had fun watching them shrink again when left out in the sun to dry.

You could maybe try this fun slime to mix with them too –

Homemade Slime & Waterbeads
Homemade Slime & Waterbeads
Slime & Waterbeads
Slime & Waterbeads

Or try freezing them like this Frozen Water Bead activity  –

 

Frozen Waterbeads

Frozen Waterbeads

Louise x

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8 thoughts on “Water Beads

  1. Hi! I’d love to get some of these for my kids to play with, however all the ones I have found online to buy (ebay etc) say keep out of reach of children. Are you able to tell me where I can purchase the safe, non-toxic ones for the kids to play with?? Thank you :))

    1. Hi Jacqui,
      Sorry for the late reply – although I think we got back to you via Facebook? Either way they are non-toxic but they would be dangerous if swallowed when they’re not hydrated as they could swell in a little tummy.
      We love playing with ours – but it is a must that you supervise the play.
      Louise x

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  3. We purchase ours at the Dollar Tree stores. They are usually in the isle with the candles, deco rocks, etc….I buy 10 at a time……I’ve had them unopened in my closet for over 2 years and they are fine. The opened ones are still good also….grandkids love these things.

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