Unicorn Bubbles Biodegradable Water Beads

And you thought that unicorns didn't exist...

No Nasties water beads are non-toxic, easy to use and encourage children to learn through sensory play, using hand-eye coordination - they are "slippery little suckers!"
They are teeny tiny little beads, about the size of a poppy seed before they are soaked in water after which they grow approximately 150 times their original size.
What's Included
10g of water beads (approximately 500 beads)
Packaged in a recyclable soft plastic bag and a recyclable cardboard box
Instruction sheet
How to Use
To grow them, you simply put them into a large bowl and cover with 5 cups of water and watch them expand over the next 5 or so hours. PRO-TIP - Use warm/hot tap water for faster growth.
One they have grown, drain away excess water and voila, you have a bowl of slippery, colourful, bouncy, ball fun! 

Littlies (not for use under 3 years)
Colour sorting, water play, counting, colourful playground (in a bowl), pretend cooking, sensory play, fine motor skills, bouncing, rolling, fairy gardens, make a fairy rainbow, in the bath (remember to sieve them out before you let the plug out!)

Bigger Kids
Sensory play, treasures, bouncing, fairy gardens, dinosaur lands, colour sorting, in the bath (remember to sieve them out before letting the plug out!), great for show and tell.

I LOVE the feel of water beads! Full disclaimer, they are addictive to play with! In a gorgeous glass bowl on the bench, they are pretty and colourful and the feel of them is such a stress release. Dip your hand into a bowl of these and they feel amazing!

Our water beads are biodegradable, simply put them in your garden when you are finished and cover with soil.

Water Beads Precautions & Safety Information
These polymer water beads are Non-Toxic and 100% Biodegradable. These should be treated as water and not allowed in contact with moisture-sensitive surfaces or electrical appliances.  Do not keep the expanded product in direct sunlight.

Keep out of reach of children under 3 years at all times – May present a choking hazard.

Keep unexpanded water beads away from children under 6 years as they present an ingestion hazard.

Do not swallow or eat this product or soaking water.
Do not dispose of water beads down the drain, simply place them in the garden.  Our water beads are biodegradable so simply put them in the garden and cover with some soil - do not place in fish tank or waterways.

Our water beads are non-toxic but are not suitable for human or animal consumption. - they are not a food product. We recommend washing your hands thoroughly before and after contact and to keep the water beads as clean and hygienic as possible, rinse off with water mixed with a little hand sanitiser once every few days.

Acrylic polymers 95%
Water 5%

Your favourite natural kids makeup is made right here in New Zealand & Australia.

No Nasties Kids NZ is owned and operated by us, The Beveridge family. 

We found this incredibly special brand while looking for natural face paints that our son would not cause our son's super sensitive skin to react.  After many, many  hours searching for a natural alternative we found No Nasties Kids.  Shortly after we were fortunate to introduce No Nasties to NZ as the exclusive distributor. 

Life is full of all kinds of twists and turns and we are so proud to now be the NZ licensee.  Making what we can right here in NZ and bringing you the whole No Nasties range giving more children the ability to enjoy all the fun, without the nasties.

Stacey, Kelly + Family x

No Nasties Kids was launched in May of 2016 by founder, Natalia Michael.

The No Nasties Kids range is made in Australia using only natural, non-toxic ingredients.

The products have been so popular that they are now sold in over 300 stores across the world, spanning over 9 countries and growing! No Nasties Kids won Silver at the Ausmumpreneur Awards 2018 for “Product Innovation”, “Best Innovative Business 2017” by Brilliant Biz Mums and was a finalist in the Ausmumpreneur Awards for “Best Global Brand 2017”.



“I love our lip balm, I actually use it myself ! All of our products are made from natural, non-toxic ingredients which is what I look for in everything that I purchase for my family. If you look closely, you will see that our lip balm face on the lid has cute pouty lips. All of our products have gorgeous details like that.”

x Nat


We offer a flat fee for delivery of $9.50 or FREE for orders over $120 anywhere in New Zealand.

We will always aim to dispatch your order within 1-3 working days.

Orders are sent via overnight courier where available. However for rural areas and during times of high demand delivery times could extend out to a further 3 working days.

Our LOVE IT guarantee

We want you to LOVE your purchase as much as we do at No Nasties Kids NZ and if for any reason you are not 100% happy and want to return it we will happily provide an exchange or refund for purchases returned within 14 days. See Returns Policy for full details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Needs better safety warning

I bought these for my three year old (says 3+ on packaging) and she had a good time playing with them, however after a quick google I was horrified to learn that these are really dangerous if swallowed and can expand so much inside the intestines that it causes a blockage which can even lead to death.
On the website it says not to give to children under 4, contradicting the packaging, and there was no warning about the potentially serious dangers.
I really feel that parents need to know the risk so if a child swallows one, they can get them straight to the ED, based on the info given I would have thought nothing of it if that had occurred.

Hi Holly

Thank you for your feedback. I can assure you that our water beads meet all the legal (and go above what's required) safety labelling requirements for both Australia and NZ . I can see where your confusion came from as there was a typo on the website one one page that did say not for under 4 years. All other pages correctly state 3years+ I have now corrected the error to avoid any further confusion.


Great however mouldy

Our kids have loved playing with their unicorn bubbles however we have had trouble with the balls going mouldy. Perhaps the way we have stored them and lack of proper cleaning.

Hi Fliss

Glad the kids had fun, sorry to hear your Unicorn Bubbles went mouldy. It is really important before storing them that they are cleaned and then put into a clean air tight container. As we know little ones tend to go from one thing to the next and if there is any bacteria on them they can go mouldy due to being mainly water and not having synthetic preservatives in them. My process is to throw them in a colander, rinse with some dishwashing liquid and then pop them into a glass jar with lid. They look great and last months and months :-) Thank you for sharing your review and I hope this might help in the future.

Warm regards

Veronica Murch
We absolutely love the colours both my kids love them

The colours are great the service is brilliant and always feels that there is a personal touch,I was surprised that my oldest and youngest love them just as much, even the process of watching them grow is interesting.thankyou.

Grey Gardner
Fast and efficient delivery

Excellent products and service

Caitlin du Preez
My daughter Loved them,

My daughter loved the fine sparkles in the Unicorn Water Beads.