What is water Beads?
Water crystal gel or water beads or gel beads is any gel which absorbs and contains a large amount of water. Water gel is usually in spherical form and composed of a water-absorbing superabsorbent polymer such as a polyacrylamide
What is the purpose of water beads?
Water beads can be used as educational tools and a form of entertainment for young children and children living with autism or increased anxiety. At the younger end of the spectrum, these beads can further develop sensory skills and hand-eye coordination
What is water beads made of?
Water beads are made from superabsorbent polymers. Superabsorbent polymers can be synthetic (man-made) or natural. Most superabsorbent polymers manufactured today are synthetic and are made from petroleum products, polyacrylate, and other acrylics.
Are water beads safe?
The beads are non-toxic, so not poisonous, but come with warnings about not swallowing them and not letting small children play with them. “When they’re swallowed, they aren’t dangerous,” Cribbs said. “But as they sit in the intestine, they grow and can cause a blockage.”
How long does water beads last?
Over the course of about 2 weeks. Yep, that’s how long those lovely water beads took to dehydrate themselves on my kitchen counter. Thankfully my husband didn’t question me when I had tens of water beads just chillin’ on the kitchen counter… for two weeks.
What can children learn from water beads?
Water beads promote learning and development in areas such as fine motor, coordination, exploration, colours, sensory, and creativity. Water beads also introduce children to scientific and mathematical concepts such as absorption
Where to buy water beads in Namibia?
It is available at Waltons In Namibia , Namibia Craft Centre and China Town.