*Disclaimer: While water beads are a super fun and engaging sensory experience, they can be very dangerous if swallowed (or costly if put down your drain), so PLEASE use with caution and very close supervision! NEVER let children play with water beads alone.
Large Water Beads
Ice Cube Trays
After washing all of the soap off of the water beads I threw them in the freezer overnight. The next morning we took them out and threw them in our bins. They slowly thawed out as Madelynn tried to break them up with her hands and by throwing them in the bin. Beware that the frozen beads are super tempting for littles to put in their mouth! My youngest had to sit this activity out after a few minutes since her first instinct was to try to lick them…To be fair they did look pretty delicious 😉