Kids LOVE playing with water beads. It’s a great sensory activity.
Follow this simple recipe for creating your own water beads!
Sensory Play DIY Recipe – Water Bead Sensory Play
- Colorful water beads
- Warm water
- Airtight container with lid (shallow rectangular containers work better than bowls or small deep containers)
- Old measuring cups, plastic spoons, plastic eggs, seashells, or toy creepy crawly bugs.
Optional: a few drops of eucalyptus, tea tree, or lemon essential oil.
Pour ½ of mixed color water beads in large shallow container.
Add 4-6 cups of water. Let sit overnight.
If beads have not expanded all the way add another 2 cups of water.
Add fun objects for sensory play: measuring cups, seashells, plastic spoons, toy snakes and bugs, abc letters or beads, dinosaurs, ramekins, old jars, etc.
When done playing put the lid on so the water beads don’t dry out.
As needed, add water and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to kill pathogens.
This Sensory Play recipe was provided by Katie Vega.
Katie Vega is a mom of 5 in Columbus, Ohio. She is an internet marketer, marketing/branding consultant, and e-book author. She began her career in the Network Marketing industry in 1999, and over the years has totally transformed her business to use her passions and talents. In early 2013 she left her job to build her business at home part time so she could homeschool her children.
One of her passions and goals is to show moms with ADHD or behaviorally challenged kids how they can manage the chaos at home and run a profitable business without losing their mind!
Visit KatieVega.com to learn more.
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