I'm a newbie to the whole water beads phenomenon. I went to Michael's all excited to pick up the beads. I bought a pack of red, blue and clear. Today I dumped the red pack of beads into our water table with a lot of water to have a fun sensory experience.
Well the beads never got that large and the red color dyed our deck and the kids. Needless to say IF we do this again it will only be with clear and much less water in a much smaller bin. I still think the kids had fun though and I guess that is all that really matters, but holy clean up Batman.