Water pipe beads

Playing With Water Beads

Water beadsWater beads are a super fun sensory activity to do with kids! They start out as tiny balls and grow into big squishable globes that are fun to scoop up and sort into muffin tins. Water beads are also a fun way to teach kids about physics!

Water beads seem like magic, because they start off as tiny little colorful balls. 1 teaspoon is enough to make a whole pitcher, so the bag of these water beads lasts forever (or you could fill a kiddie swimming pool)! Shop on Amazon »

Water beadsWe sprinkled our water beads into a pitcher of water and watched them grow. They are already starting to expand after only 20 minutes.

Waiting for the beads to grow takes patience, but the end result is worth the wait! Look how pretty the iridescent colors are!

After about 6 hours the water beads will have fully expanded. We left ours overnight and they were ready to play with when we woke up! The beads resemble marbles made from jelly.

Water beadsMy toddler didn't waste any time scooping up the water beads and distributing them into different containers. Playing with water beads is a great way to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, and mostly they are just squishy fun!

We also sorted them by color into a muffin tin.Water beads Kids can't resist squishing these with their hands! With enough pressure, these squishy globes will burst into a handful of jelly.

Toddler Physics

Time for a science lesson! We set up a "track" made from PVC pipe with two joints and a beginning and end point. It took some time to situate the tube to give the water beads enough speed and velocity to make it down the tube. It was a great opportunity to teach a basic lesson about momentum and angles. Our almost-three-year-old loved spooning the beads into the tube and watching them come out the other end!

Water Beads in Action - Video!

Daddy poured a pitcherful of water beads into the tube and we watched them pour out the end of the tub into a bowl. The best part about this activity is easy clean-up — if the water beads do get squished on the floor, the jelly-like material is very easy to vacuum up. Easy clean-up is always a win!

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LAW JellyBeadZ Clear Magic Waterpipe Water Beads...BeadZ Only
Single Detail Page Misc (LAW)
  • 1 Pack - 5 grams.  BeadZ Only
  • Beads expand approx 20x when water is added
  • •Provides large surface area so tars collect on beads,not pipe.
  • Cools smoke considerably.
  • 5 gms dry beads makes around a pound of diffuser beads.
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  • avatar Would water softner beads block the water pipes Our washer would not work on cold water. I removed the cw hose from the facet and it was packed full of small gold beads. Why is this something else
    • Yes the little gold beads will block your water lines. I am dealing with a clogged line now that is about 100 ft long under ground, the supply line. In my case the water line broke and let the water softner beads come out of the water softner and flushed back down the supply line. I have not at this time removed all of the beads from the line and am not sure that I can get it done. I may have to dig up my line and replace it. So, yes, the little gold beads are flushing back down your supply line and will clog the cold water line.