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 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.
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
-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.