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Sensory Play

with Water Beads and Goop

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Play

We’ve only recently discovered Water Beads and oh my goodness, the fun my kids had! What I love about sensory play, in general, is that it’s incredibly open ended.

I had no idea their play would evolve into creating water bead cupcakes with a lush purple goop topping and this, is the beauty of a child’s imagination; with the materials to hand, kids play can go anywhere.

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Play

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Water Beads –  tactile and colourful, are perfect for sensory play.

Cakes enjoyed their texture and armed with a spoon, she practised transferring the beads from one bowl to another.

A simple, yet captivating activity that’s ideal for developing fine motor skills.

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Play

Her sister, a few years older, took the sensory play to a another level; with cupcakes in mind, she became a baker.

Carefully filling each silicone liner with Water Beads and topping with a pretty purple ‘icing’ (the goop).We were all soon engrossed in a imaginary birthday celebration, eating delicious home-made cupcakes.

Needless to say, Angel had a blast!

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Play

I loved that both my kids could enjoy this sensory play session.

If you would love to explore play with Water Beads, check out the list of recommended materials below.

Sensory Play with Water Beads and Goop: Materials

Water Beads
Silicone Cupcake Cases
Cornstarch (mixed with water to desired consistency to make goop)
Food Colouring (to add colour to goop)
Bowls and Spoons

Whilst water beads are non-toxic, they are NOT taste safe and could present a choking hazard. As such they should be used under close supervision.

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Play

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My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

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