Friday, October 21, 2011

Hidden Diamonds Water Beads Sensory Bin

I've been wanting to join in on the water bead craze and so I went and bought a bunch of colors. L picked the clear ones to try first and while they were soaking I still had no idea what I was going to do with them. That is until they were done growing. They were so pretty, I immediately thought of the plastic diamonds we have in my craft supply!

I poured the beads into a clear glass baking dish (so its a sensory dish actually) and added the diamonds. They REALLY blended in. How well they blend in really only shows up on camera WITHOUT the flash.

and he loved it!

and when I put a red table cloth under it, it became even harder to spot the diamonds.

Yep, loving water beads! Can't wait to try different things with them!

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  1. Alexi says she wants to do this! I MUST pick them up tomm! Can't wait! :D

  2. That's such a fantastic idea! My son would love this as well. Who wouldnt?!

  3. Oooh, that's a good idea! Now to find some plastic diamonds :)

  4. That is cool! I've never even heard of water beads before.

  5. This comment has nothing to do with the post, sorry! I want to ask permission to use a photograph from your blog, where your son is melting crayon on a warm plate. His name would not be used and you would receive photo credit to "play create explore." I need to hear quickly, if possible!!
    MaryAnn Kohl

  6. Love your blog! I do so much- it's on my blogroll! What a blessing you are!

  7. That looks awesome!! I have been wanting to try them too - now I have to do it SOON!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF Linky Party.
    Beth =-)

  8. I've really been wanting to try them too! I just need to remember to actually buy them!


  9. This is visually just spectacular! Great post :) We linked back to you in our latest water bead post (we reversed the process and shrank the bead)..

    We're also having a fun water bead giveaway if you would like to check it out. Thanks!

  10. Your post was the one that inspired me to get these beads for my buddies. We are having so much fun! Thank you! I've posted about our play, with a link back to you, hope that's okay.

  11. Have you tried "floating" stuff on them? The beads disappear when they are submerged in water, and if you use colored water to make them, they blend in even better. Then you can have him tell you why it's floating.


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