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After years of seeing them on Pinterest and fellow bloggers’ posts, I bought some water beads. Actually, I don’t know why it took me so long, since I bought 24 packs for £2.77.

They take a bit of forethought, as you have to put one pack in 1.5 litres of water and leave them for about 8 hours. I left 4 packs in two bowls overnight, and found that they actually didn’t soak up all of the water.

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The first thing we discovered was that water beads are really slippery! We put the tray on a blanket to avoid the beads slipping all over the floor… that sort of worked! The beads you can see on the tray here are from four packets. I think next time we play with them I’ll prepare more of them and use a container with wider sides to keep them in!

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S really enjoyed playing with the beads and kept giggling at them slipping out of her hands.

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It was fun to make them “rain” down onto the tray as well.

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Eventually we put the water beads into a bowl and played with them. After a while S discovered she could squish them up in her hands – which was nice, but a bit messy to clean up.

 

 


Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

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