How to Dry Water Beads

Learn how to dry and store your water beads. Water beads are great for sensory play and kids love playing with them. They can last for a long time if dried and stored properly.

There are a few ways you can dry them. Here are some tips to get the most out of your water beads.

How to dry and store water beads

How to Dry and Store Sensory Beads

Here are a few ways to dry and store your sensory beads for future uses.

1 – Store them fresh!

If you know that you’ll be using them again in the next few days, store them in an air-tight container. They won’t dry out for a few days, sometimes even weeks! Keep an eye on them to see if they are shrinking. If you want to store them for a longer period of time, add some distilled water to the container to be safe.

2 – Dry Them Out

If you won’t be using them for quite some time, you can dry them out and reuse them at a later time. There are a few ways to do this.

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Option 1 – Let them dry naturally.

You can dry water beads by placing them on a paper towel or coffee filter and letting them air dry. Once they’re dry, just store them in a zipped-up bag or a container. You can place them in the sun for faster drying too. Just take note – this method can take a while.

Option 2 – Dry them with some heat.

If you’re pressed for time, you can put them in the oven on the lowest setting for a few minutes. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t overheat and melt.

Here are some activities you can do with sensory beads:

-Sorting by color
-Counting and math games
-Patterns and sequencing
-Sensory bins
-Fine motor skills practice

Water beads are a great way to keep kids entertained while providing them with a sensory experience. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your water beads last for a long time and provide hours of fun!

Please note that this is not intended to be medical advice. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please consult with a doctor or occupational therapist.

Other resources you may enjoy:

DIY Water Bead Sensory Light
Easy Sensory Activities for Kids
Sensory Activities for 1-2 yr Olds