Squidgy, squelchy, slippery water beads are amazing sensory fun. They start as little seed like balls which you put in a container and fill with a litre of water and 4 hours later they have transformed in size and texture.
|Water Beads before you add water|
|Water Beads after you have added a litre of water and left for 4 hours|
They are great way for getting used to a wet texture and our daughter has been using them as a mini hand massage - covering her hand with them, as she finds the water beads relaxing to touch. Our youngest son is having fun trying to pick them up with chop sticks – a fantastic way to learn fine motor skills.
They are not expensive and easy to order from Amazon. I have yet to try, but it says once they dry out, they will revert back to their original size and then can be reused at a later date by adding more water to them.