Biodegradable Rainbow Water Beads


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Biodegradable Rainbow Water Beads

The perfect way to keep little hands busy without the plastic!

  • Non-toxic and biodegradable
  • 10g of water beads per package (approximately 500 beads)
  • Made of 95% acrylic polymers and 5% water
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years. 

Sensory play has never been so fun with these rainbow water beads. Soak the water beads - the size of a poppy seed - in water and watch them grow to 150 times their original size. They're slippery and fun to play with and help little people practice hand-eye coordination.


Sustainable packaging alert

The beads come in a recyclable soft plastic bag with recyclable cardboard outer. 

Waste free disposal

These water beads are biodegradable, so simply put them in your garden when you're finished and cover with soil.

How to Use

To grow them, you simply put them into a large bowl and cover with 5 cups of water and watch them expand over the next 5 or so hours. PRO-TIP: Use warm/hot tap water for faster growth.

One they have grown, drain away excess water and voila, you have a bowl of slippery, colourful, bouncy, ball fun! 

You are limited only by your imagination when it comes to our water beads – which is what makes this product so awesome for all ages.

Littlies (not for use under 4 years)

Colour sorting, water play, counting, colourful playground (in a bowl), pretend cooking, sensory play, fine motor skills, bouncing, rolling, fairy gardens, make a fairy rainbow, in the bath (remember to sieve them out before you let the plug out!)

Bigger Kids

Sensory play, treasures, bouncing, fairy gardens, dinosaur lands, colour sorting, in the bath (remember to sieve them out before letting the plug out!), great for show and tell.


Full disclaimer, they are addictive to play with! In a gorgeous glass bowl on the bench, they are pretty and colourful and the feel of them is such a stress release. Dip your hand into a bowl of these and they feel amazing!

Water Beads Precautions & Safety Information

These polymer water beads are non-toxic and 100% biodegradable. These should be treated as water and not allowed in contact with moisture-sensitive surfaces or electrical appliances.  Do not keep the expanded product in direct sunlight.

Keep out of reach of children under 4 years at all times – may present a choking hazard. Children should always be supervised when using these water beads.
  • Do not swallow or eat this product or soaking water.
  • Do not dispose of water beads down the drain, simply place them in the garden. 
  • Do not place in fish tank or waterways.
The water beads are non-toxic but are not suitable for human or animal consumption - they are not a food product. We recommend washing your hands thoroughly before and after contact and to keep the water beads as clean and hygienic as possible, rinse off with water mixed with a little hand sanitiser once every few days.