Mini Edible “Water Beads”

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! I had great plans for a productive day but alas, the child woke up with a 38.3 degree temperature so it’s bed, Netflix and writing a blog about Mini Edible “Water Beads”. Not quite what I had planned for today but I will admit… I’m enjoying the snuggles even if she is grossly infected with something.

We have seem to gone a little bit backwards in the slimy/sticky/jelly department over the last couple of weeks so it’s back to making weird feeling things in order to help her deal with it. I’ll be honest, I much prefer using Tapioca over Sago as the colours are more vibrant BUT,  Tapioca takes bloody ages to cook so Sago is where it’s at when you are in a bit of a rush!

Mini Edible “Water Beads” is not only a super fun sensory activity but it is completely toxic free and taste safe so there is no need to worry about little kiddos putting these in their mouth!

What you’ll need
– Sago
– Food colouring
– A pot or 3
– Water

What to do
– Depending on how many colours you are making, bring a pot/s of water to the boil and add in your food colouring.
– Add in as much sago as you need or want (I used 1 dessert spoon for each colour) and cook until the sago turns translucent. This takes roughly 10-15 minutes. Repeat for however many colours you are wanting to make.
– Drain and pop into a bowl/s or a tray with a little bit of water to stop them from sticking and leave them to sit to cool completely. If you are making these the night before, cover with water and pop into the fridge. Drain the next morning and let them sit at room temp for 30 minutes before playing.
– When you’re ready to play, get on in there. Add some toys, swirl it about, squish the little beads, use scoops.. play as you please!

Have fun!

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

Mini Edible "Water Beads" by Hey Little Sweet Thing

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