The first sensory bottle was easy, we already had "fully grown" black water beads from our "can of worms" sensory table, so we added a handful of those to some water. I then added a few green beads that had not expanded yet. Seeing them grow in the bottle was part of the fun.
Immediately this bottle was rolled, shaken, and rolled some more.
Actually, there was a lot of rolling involved with this one...
As the green beads started to grow, that made for even more shaking and rolling. This was one popular bottle!
Of course, no sensory accessory is as much fun here at the Clubhouse as sensory baggies! It's been awhile since we enjoyed our Creation Station, DIY Sensory Bags so we were excited to get some baggies and hair goop out once again.
Water beads, hair gel (that thick, goopy kind) and a baggie was all we needed for this. This one was enjoyed by little fingers that tried to squeeze the beads, move them around the bag, squish them, and even line them up in rows.
In the bags the beads still feel bouncy, especially since you can get a better grip on them. They spring right back when you squeeze them.
The best part is that, lo and behold, even 24 hours later, the beads are still the same size! The Clubhouse Kids were amazed by this and would like to make "lots of bead baggies in all colors!!"
I think that's a pretty good idea.
As our water bead exploration continues, be sure to stop by our Adventures in Water Beads page.
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If you're a parent, teacher, caregiver, wondering how to use water beads with kids.. that's the place to go find out!
As for us, we have some bead baggies to work on...
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