Our mom went to a luncheon and saw the cutest game themed centerpieces. Small square vases were filled with game pieces and sat on a checkerboard. Our mom was commenting on how cute everything was and the ladies told her to feel inside the glass jar. She was surprised to feel that it was full of tiny gel balls. The gel balls helped to stabilize the game pieces but from afar gave the appearance of water.
We thought it was pretty cool so we headed off to Jo-Ann's to pick up some Aqua Gems. They are about 5.00 a bag- but make a lot! Have any of you tried these?
Add water and they start expanding! I ended up filling about six good sized jars with two little bags. The longer they sit in water the larger they get...up to 1/2 inch in size.
They feel so squishy and slimy...perfect for a Halloween party or haunted house. At Jo-Ann's they also have waterproof tea lights to light up your aqua gems. They were seventeen dollars for a pack....so I passed. But they would be cool!
The brighter bugs I found at Walmart in the party favor section.