Continuing our fun with polymers, I thought I would introduce the little ones to a very different type of polymer – the water bead. These are basically polymers which when in their dried state will absorb copious amounts of water and swell from the size of a tiny bead to the size of a marble. I ordered mine off Amazon for 99p.
As usual I organised a tray each for the girls, ensuring they could do everything independently. I popped the desiccated water beads into a beaker and filled the conical flask full of water. I had some more water on stand by just in case we needed it:
We needed to leave the balls over night, and when they came down the next morning they were enormous! I let them play with them for as long as they wanted:
After they were all played out we used them to create a pond sensory box for this week’s BFIAR book ‘Play with Me’:
Hours of fun had by all!