Today we used the last of the water beads from last week. We used them to paint in the Tuff Spot.
I set it up by lining the Tuff Spot with paper and blotting paint of different colours in it. In a large bowl I put the water beads, along with some plastic play balls and a tennis ball. I gave the kids a straw and a wooden stirrer each.
They blew the balls through the straws, pushed with the stirrers, rolled with their hands and bounced the water beads on to the paper.
The kids didn’t spend a long time on the activity because they had also discovered the play sand was dry enough to play with this morning, so sand won over painting! But the time they did spend they did enjoy and we are all agreed that the finished painting looks really good!