Water Beads

Have you tried playing with water beads yet? They are SO fun! You can buy these almost anywhere now (Michaels, Walmart, Oriental Trading). They come in a small package and you put them in water to watch them grow. You control the size by how much water you put in. They are slimy, they bounce, and they are so fun to scoop and pour. 
I put them outside in the sand table because they were getting away from us in the house. 

Such a fun sensory experience for all ages! 

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  1. I will need to look for these.

  2. Little man would love this! I was checking out your St. Patty’s day sensory kit and noticed there were beads in there. Thinking about getting it.

  3. So fun!!! Can’t wait to try these out!

  4. I have never seen these before! They look AWESOME!

  5. We LOVE water beads! They feel so neat. We’ve done a few sensory bins with them but the hidden diamonds one I did was by far our favorite! http://www.playcreateexplore.com/2011/10/hidden-diamonds-water-bead-sensory-bin.html

  6. those are cool – I have never seen these before!

  7. We used these. Got them from ebay where they called them fairy eggs and dragon eggs.
    My boys loved them.


  8. I saw these several times and went to purchase at Walmart until I read the back. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I chose to opt out of buying them for my kiddies. There is a WARNING label on the back the states something about reproductive disorders,etc. I want to have another baby and didn’t want to take any chances. Just a little FYI!

  9. Can these be reused? I read that someone put them in her plants but when they dried out they didn’t rehydrate.

  10. I have tried to find these in bulk but at a good price. Any recommendations on where to buy at the best price?