You may be thinking, "How can water be messy?" These activities are all water-based, so the clean-up is a breeze. Introducing water beads to the library is probably going to be my claim to fame. No one at the library has ever heard of these, which means none of them are reading my blog!
Me, being the Queen of Worry, placed the water bead bin on a regular height table. I repeatedly warned, "Do Not EAT this." I had nightmares prior to the event of the sweet babies being rushed to the emergency room. But after several minutes, I did this...
Thankfully, the parents were on top of security, I mean paying careful attention with this activity. I didn't want the under three crowd to feel left out, so I made them "baby water beads."
I filled the other bin with enough water for the ball-pit balls to float.
See, there is no way that ball is fitting in that mouth!
The boys love water beads. Everyone survived and had a great time! I think my small town may run low on water beads for the next couple of months.