Also watching it grow stirs up excitement and then, due to the fact that it's non toxic properties kids can play for hours with it!
It's a great way to cool them down on a warm summer's day! And when you're finished, experiment more or give it to the plants: it's great for plants as when the soil dries out they soak up the water in the sodium polyacrylate. It's often used in gardening.
It can also be found inside baby nappies!
I know, but this stuff is clean, so there'll be no wee!!! And the reason why it's used like this is sodium polyacrylate is able to soak up as much as 200 to 300 times it's original volume in water! The chemical reaction that occurs when this happens is an endothermic one which is what gives it the cool snow effect.
It feels awesome! Give it a go! Here's how to do it...