I had been hearing of these wonderful water beads for a while now. I finally stumbled upon them in Joanne Fabrics yesterday afternoon. They are in the floral section, normally used to hydrate flowers and fancy up vases. Not today though, today we shall scoop, squish, stir and enjoy the fun in these round little gems.
First you add the tiny little colorful beads to a bowl of water. The package has exact measurements on it, but I took a rough guess. You need a lot of water as they expand quite a bit. We did this step before Emma left for school. It takes a few hours for them to grow and I wanted it to be a nice after school surprise for her to see what had happened.