Water beads feel like soft, squishy, smooth marbles.  
If one drops to the floor, it will have a little bounce n' roll.  
If you add water beads to a water table, they are relaxing, gentle and wonderful to touch. They are not slimy and they do not dissolve. 
They promote learning and development in areas such as fine motor, coordination, exploration, colours, sensory, and creativity.
Water beads also introduce children to scientific and mathematical concepts such as absorption! Lots of ways you can play with them too.

The ideas of how water beads can be used is endless! However, it is still important to stay informed and use good judgement as to what will be in the best interest of your children. DO NOT let children who are still at an age where they want to put things in their mouth or are unable to distinguish the difference between a product meant for play versus a product meant to be eaten play with water beads.
Keeping in mind the original usage of water beads and the fact that we mix them with soil or grow plants in them, it is reasonable to ask whether they are safe for the environment.
The fact is that water beads, in particular, are absolutely biodegradable.
That is the main reason, why they are still used in agriculture or by flower shops to create stunning flower decorations.
They are 100% biodegradable. In addition to that, they are non-toxic and hence they are absolutely safe for kids and pets. 
Water beads should be used with caution with kids and are not recommended for children under three as they pose a choking hazard.
According to the manufacturer instructions, water beads are suitable for children at the age of five or older.
Still, it is a good idea to have them play with the water beads under your supervision at least when initially introduced to the toy. Many kids might be tempted to try them since their bright colors make them look like tasty candy. A water bead shall pass through the digestive tract causing no problems.
The scientific explanation behind this magic is that water beads are super absorbent polymer beads made of acrylic acid, sodium hydroxide and water, to which color pigmentation is added to give colour. It is the water molecules that make water beads grow.
QUESTION - How do we  dispose of water beads when we finish using them? We have always bought water beads for our kids to play with, but lots of people use them for moisturising soil in pot plants and around the garden! 
One of the easiest ways to dispose of them is to pour your water beads into flower beds or mix them with the soil in your garden or potted plants. They will continue to be 'of service' until absorbed by nature in several years.
If you choose this option, remember that you do not have to water your plants as often as you did prior to mixing the soil around them with water beads. 
It is also safe to simply throw them in the trash. It is a good idea to have them in a bag or other container because water beads are extremely slippery and if they spill out of the bin this may cause accidents. A container will also prevent a pet from swallowing any of them. 
You can store in a ziplock bag with a little bit of water, in the cupboard as well. 

NOTE: You should never pour or flush water beads down the drain. As a result of their growth in water, the beads can clog pipes and even lead to bursting pipes.
If you have doubts that your kid has poured some into the sink or toilet, you may want to summon a plumber before the problem has become too serious.
You can now purchase water beads from our e-store! 
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