Water bead crafts are one of the hottest things to hit the market for good reason – the impression they make is simply magical! Whether you want to find a dynamite filler for centerpiece vases, or come up with a new way to do sensory bottle crafts – you should really add these amazing gel water beads to your repertoire!
The premise is simple…the beads themselves are made of a soft polymer substance – they are soft but firm in your hands when they are dry, but are designed to soften and liquify when immersed in water. The more water you add, the more gelatinous they will become…Also they can get pretty big too! Depending on how long you leave the beads immersed, they can expand up to the size of marbles – You can alter the effects depending on how many or few beads you have soaking in water that will change the effects.Add enough water and you can come up with the equivalent of “crystal mud”.
They come in a range of colors too, just like other substrates You can layer colors in a bottle or vase and create a stunning gradient effect, use them as a substrate for sensory play, and use in place of sand or rice for making fun artwork. Just add water…and your other decorations of choice, whether flowers, miniature trinkets, or rhinestone bling.
Because just handling these water beads can be so relaxing, this is an artform that could possibly become addictive 😁 If you have or know of a child with creative knack, introduce them to the world of water bead crafts…this container will make a great gift, and is sure to get a lot of mileage!
Teens, tweens and everyone in between looking for a versatile, fun tool, should look no further than gel water beads.