How to Make a Water Bead Art Kit


Water beads are colorful and squishy balls that can be used for various crafts and sensory activities. One of them is making a water bead art kit, which is a fun and easy way to create your own designs with water beads. Here are the steps to make a water bead art kit:

What you need:

  • A plastic tray or container with a lid
  • Water beads of different colors and sizes
  • A spray bottle with water
  • A plastic sheet or parchment paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • A glue gun or craft glue

What you do:

  1. Fill the tray or container with water and add the water beads. Let them soak for a few hours or overnight until they are fully expanded.
  2. Drain the excess water from the tray or container and spread the water beads on a plastic sheet or parchment paper. You can arrange them by color or mix them up for a rainbow effect.
  3. Use the spray bottle to lightly mist the water beads with water. This will help them stick together and form a thin layer of gel on the surface.
  4. Cut out any shape or design you want from the water bead layer using the scissors. You can use templates or draw your own patterns on the plastic sheet or parchment paper before cutting.
  5. Carefully peel off the water bead shape from the plastic sheet or parchment paper and place it on another tray or container with a lid. Repeat until you have all the shapes you want.
  6. Use the glue gun or craft glue to attach the water bead shapes to any surface you want, such as cardboard, wood, glass, metal, etc. You can also layer them on top of each other for a 3D effect.
  7. Enjoy your water bead art kit and display it anywhere you like!

Final remarks:

Water bead art kits are a great way to express your creativity and have fun with water beads. They are also easy to make and customize according to your preferences. You can watch this video for more inspiration and tips:

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Mikayla Dickson is the Managing Partner of PostingPapa – a multinational advertising agency focused on digital marketing that spans Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Pakistan.

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