Oh my – why have I never tried water beads before?? They were another item that came in our Edutopix Box and I sort of shrugged them off when I first saw them. But then we gave them a go and they are aawweesome! I love how weird and blurred they look in the water – a photo below shows them in a jar partly filled with water. And I love how they feel in your fingers – so smooth and rubbery. A great sciencey and sensory activity. My kids loved bouncing them around and rolling them around in a tray. (Choking hazard alert though). These ones were TINY to start with, and grew a fair few times their size, and I gather they come in bigger sizes… so I’ll be looking to get those soon! And a bigger container than just a wee Tupperware tub…..