Water beads are a great decorative item in the home or for weddings and
events. They are also great for use with young children and a variety of different
ways you can play with them. This may have you wondering how to use water beads
in the first place. When using your imagination the opportunities are endless for
both decorating and child’s play! If you are looking to plant with water beads you
will want to use approximately one tablespoon of water beads per 10 cups of water.
You can create your mixture for multiple vases at once while mixing and matching
color options. This is also a great opportunity to create centerpieces for a wedding
or event with colorful vases.
If you are looking to create sensory bins for children you are likely
wondering how to use water beads. You will want to gather 1-2 tablespoons of
water beads and 1-2 cups of water. Once you mix the water and beads you will want
to wait 6-8 hours for them to fully absorb. Now the opportunities are endless! You
can add lights underneath your water beads and watch them shine through. You can
have your children sort the water beads by color into various containers. You can
add a variety of other objects to your water beads and mix them all together. You
will also notice that they even bounce! While you won’t want to throw an entire
container of water beads on the ground it is fun to watch one or two bounce up and
If you have any questions about how to use water beads or various instances
where they may be useful we are here to help. We look forward to helping you
create wonderful displays of art and endless hours of fun!