We discovered water beads last year at the county fair. We had never seen anything like them and were very impressed. Basically they are tiny, hard pellets in a small package and they grow when left overnight in water. At the county fair they used the beads to keep flowers alive since the flowers will absorb the water from the beads. We use them a little differently. Read more to see how…
You will need:
- Water beads
- Small toys
Before we begin, I wanted to mention the obvious. Always supervise children who are playing with water beads. Do not give these beads to any child who is still putting things in their mouth. Before playing with water beads, make sure your children understand that they are not to put water beads in their mouths.
Ok, now on to the fun! For my kids, part of the fun of water beads is watching them change. I filled a large plastic tub with water and added various colored beads. They start off very tiny, but pretty.
After an hour, they started to get bigger.