Sunday, August 26, 2012
Adventures in water beads
If you do a google search, you can find a gazillion ideas for what to do with water beads. You can paint with them, fill a bin with shaving cream and put some beads in and play with them that way or put them on a lighted table. My boys love taking the bin and sorting their favorite colors out. But, so far, I will say that I am NOT on Team Water Bead. Why?
1. Not 10 minutes out of the box, Noah ate a water bead. Oh, it's not a day around here if I don't call poison control. For the record, water beads are non-toxic. The nice lady at poison control said the worst that might happen is that he'd have a tummy ache. He was fine. Anyway, they are kind of "gummy" like, so I totally get why Noah did this, but still.
2. My boys love to tear apart the poor water beads, making a big gummy mess.
Anyway, a lot of people love water beads and if you are looking for a fun inexpensive activity for your kids in a controlled environment where you can make sure they won't ingest them, I say go for it! Someday soon I will try painting with them, but until then I will send my boys back to the sandbox for their sensory fun.