Water Beads

Water Beads

This was a new one for us! I have seen tons of post on them and we thought we would give it a try. The girls picked the purple color. Since we are all new to water beads it was interesting!

Please make sure you child is old enough to use these and does not put items in their mouth. I would not suggest this for kids under 3. You know your own child best. This activity should be done under constant adult supervision.

What you need: water, water beads (or water gems), and bin.

Water Beads

We pour out the beads in the bin.

Water Beads

Then we added water. Yes the water color was purple. Which did not do well for watching the gems grow!

Water Beads

We drained out the color and added water again.

Water Beads

The girls would play with them for a while and the water would almost be all gone. Then we would add more water. This went on for a long time. They spent three hours playing with the water beads.

Water Beads

Their favorite activity to do was to pour the beads while standing. Yes they did roll all over the floor as well!

Water Beads

Have you played with water beads?

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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9 Responses to Water Beads

  1. Sarah says:

    We love water beads too! Looks like they had a lot of fun. I would love for you to share this with my sensory play party linky today when you have a chance!

  2. Lejarie says:

    will the bead last more than one day?

    • Cassie says:

      I don’t know we did not keep them around. I would have to ask around.

    • Diane says:

      I have used water beads with my preschool class and we absolutely love them!!
      They will last for at least a week, I just rinsed them off each day to try to keep them a little clean. The only problem I had with keeping them, was that some of my kids like to squish them and then they weren’t balls anymore. I think it bothered me more than the kids, they still played with them and liked them. You can also let them dry out and then ‘re-hydrate’ them again. I brought a few home to test it out. It took a few days for them to completely dry out, but they puffed right back up when we soaked them in water.

  3. Laurel says:

    Thanks for this post! You reminded me I still have a bunch of these for the kids to play with. I’ll have to get them out soon. 🙂

  4. Beth says:

    What fun!

    I had to laugh when I thought back to the first time I bought water beads, not really knowing what they were for. I thought they would look pretty in a vase with flowers (you know, like marbles), so I dumped the whole bag into the vase, added flowers and water, and before I knew it, there was no water left. I added more. Soon it was gone, and beads were spilling out of the top of my vase, so I took some out and added more water. This went on for about 3-4 rotations until finally, my husband suggested, “maybe that’s not the best application for this product.”

    • Cassie says:

      The ones I bought showed them with flowers. They grow a lot more than you expect that is for sure. It said only use a little amount in flowers. It was fun to watch them grow.

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