My daughter filled a clear tub with a generous supply of them in order to create a spa experience for herself. She loves the feeling of the slick balls in warm water when she pushes her feet into the tub. I tried it, too!
When she is feeling very pampered, she drags the tub in place beneath her chair at the dinner table so that she can eat with her feet submerged in the tub. I understand if you would not allow this at your house.
One teaspoon of these beads, after a couple hours in water, grow to be one quart of glossy balls.
Orbeez sells the same stuff pretty much and has a variety of tools to use with them, including a foot spa thing, but this file tub DIY solution worked well, and when we’re not using the tub, at least it serves other purposes.
Since big kids don’t often get access to sensory bins, these beautiful squishy marbles are so much fun for them. We had a high school student stop by recently to drop off my son, and I sent her to the bathroom to check the “spa” out. She loved it.
She and my daughter loaded a syringe for infant medicine with a rainbow assortment of balls and then squished them. That’s a whole other level of