We love water beads. LOVE them!
So, I thought I’d put together a post with
- where to get water beads
- how to hydrate them
- and some of the fun things we do with them.
I’ll also link to some other posts around the web at the bottom of this post with even more ideas for what to do with water beads.
A quick note about safety: These water beads are safe for touching and playing with but NOT for eating. If you have a little one who still puts things in his mouth, then supervise very closely (as I’m sure you would anyway) or save the water beads for when he is older. I’ll include a couple of edible water bead ideas at the end of this post that might be better for children who mouth things…
Where to Buy Water Beads
We have bought water beads from a variety of places over time. I’ve found them in the toy section of a local drugstore for $1.99. Most recently, I’ve bought them through Amazon for a little over a dollar (with free shipping!). Those are the ones you see pictured here.
You can also apparently find them at the Dollar Tree (with a more limited color selection) or at a Michael’s craft store in the floral section (water beads are used as a vase filler).