Edible coloured water beads- basil seeds

These seeds are so interesting and very sticky. They feel like water beads, slippery and squishy, but are safe to taste and touch.

What you need:

  • Big bag of basil seeds from Asian shop;
  • Food colouring (this is what I uaed for mine, but if the child is big enough you’ll get better results with liquid water colours);
  • Water.

Ratio is about 1 cup of water for 1 tablespoon of seeds. Put colour in the water then add the seeds. Allow 5-10 minutes to soak. You can add more water if you wish when they play with the beads, but I liked mine as they were. Be warned, they stick so I used a nappy. Any clothing would have been compromised.