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  1. These are fun and beautiful BUT you need to be really careful with not only kids, but pets. If these are swallowed you have a very dangerous situation EVEN Deadly. “Yes. Swallowing water beads can cause life-threatening intestinal damage. At least one death has occurred after water bead ingestion by a child. In that case, a 6-month-old boy suffered a bowel blockage after swallowing a single superabsorbent polymer bead given to him by a neighbor.”

  2. How do you go about cleaning up after this? Do you chase every bead that left the bin? We love water beads but I’m constantly going after every bead they drop out.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      That is frustrating! I put a giant towel down to help the beads not roll so much. Then when we’re done, I just pick the towel up and either place the water beads back in the bin or in the trash. Or we do this outside.

  3. All my kids LOVE water beads! Even the ten-year-old asks to play with them. We store ours in an air-tight plastic container between playtimes. Love that they can be reused, it makes them a VERY cost effective play item considering the use they see!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Awesome! They are so calming to play with. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very adventurous . I love to spend time doing this one with my nieces.

  5. It takes 30 hours for them to get to their big size?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Yes it does. It’s fun to watch it grow!

  6. How do I store water beads to use later on?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      You can store them in a sealed plastic bag or in a closed container.

  7. Heather Earley says:

    We have played a lot with the little ones….these are AWESOME!!! I highly recommend placing a handful in a bottle and setting a timer for 30 minutes when you add the water. My 2-year old was obsessed with observing the changes in the beads and had all sorts of nifty observations. I can’t wait to do the same thing with the large beads! Great find!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      That is such a wonderful idea!! Love it!

  8. This looks like so much fun. How do you contain the mess though? Play outside? If we miss a few playing inside, do they leak onto the floor when shriveling up or do they evaporate?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I either do them outside or put a tablecloth underneath our play area. Yes, if they lay on the floor or outside for a day or two, they do shrivel up. Then you can reuse them. Hope that helps!

  9. Muriel Gerber says:

    How do we go about to order these water beads.
    Please let me know

    Thanking you

  10. Do you know if there is any latex in these? I have a student with a latex allergy.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      According to wikipedia, and the ingredients in water beads are mostly water and polyacrylamide. Hope that helps!

  11. Gutted not available in the UK!!!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Oh bummer! I’m sorry.

    2. MOMcStuffins says:

      You can order them from Aliexpress

  12. Waleed marwat says:

    Can you plz tell me so i could get the same size of this ball, as mine are much smaller in size then yours.

  13. Tacy Long says:

    Do you have a link to the small water beads you used as well? This looks like a lot of fun to play with! I especially like that you said they’re reusable!

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