Taste Safe Water Beads Are Such a Fun Sensory Play Material.
I remember seeing them for the first time on instagram and buying them instantly on amazon. I tried them with Q, he was 16 months and well past mouthing anything – thankfully. After more research on them I realized how dangerous they could be if ingested, which brings me here to a taste safe solution!
All you need are three ingredients to make these taste safe water beads!
Here’s the Recipe for Taste Safe Water Beads
Bring water to a boil, make sure there’s enough water in the pot to full submerge the tapioca pearls.
Once water is boiling, pour in tapioca pearls I used about half of a 5 lb bag.
Let them boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Strain in a sieve and rinse well under cold water.
Portion into however many bowls for the amount of colors you’d like. Drop in a few drops of gel food coloring.
Mix well and let sit for 15 minutes to absorb the color.
After 15 minutes rinse well again under cold water.
It’s the easy to make your taste safe water beads!
After that they’re ready to be played with. I recommend pouring water over them often to keep them from getting too sticky.
Some color will transfer off of them still despite the rinsing, so just be ready for a mess!
I set ours in a tray and Q’s imagination did the rest!
He pretended to make ice cream and the texture was seriously amazing to play with!
Reusing your taste safe water beads
You can store them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator with a little water inside for a day or two and use in a play tray. Colors will bleed together but check out how we used them here!