How long can you keep water beads in water?
Drain after 6 hours. Shelf Life: Water beads can be stored almost indefinitely if they are kept in an airtight environment with low humidity. We have used some that were stored for over 2 years and they performed just as well as new ones.
How do you maintain water beads?
Wash the beads in warm soapy water (dish soap), rinse and drain. I would suggest doing this after each time the beads are played with, as well as weekly, to wash away any dirt, dust, and any oils from the hands.
Are water beads and Orbeez the same thing?
Water beads are the same thing as Orbeez but the quality of them vary and they are not guaranteed nontoxic like the Orbeez.
Can Orbeez be sanitized?
You can wash and reuse the beads by putting them in the sun for a few days to shrink or during the winter, in front of a dehumidifier. I would suggest putting in all of the Orbeez instead of just 3 packets to get the best result but its relaxing and fun either way. Hope this helps!
How much water do you put in a tablespoon of water beads?
1 tablespoon of dry beads immersed in 14 cups of water yields 10 cups of full 5/8″ beads.