Creative Art Tree Water Beads are the fun and colorful way to water your flowers in vases! This multi-pack includes a variety of vibrant colors. One 12 color assortment pack includes nearly 21,000 beads, for 8 gallons when mixed with water! Water beads are reusable, when they dry out just add water to create beautiful floral arrangements over and over. 1 packet of beads requires one gallon of water to re-hydrate; a large container is recommended. Absorbing time takes 8 hours, use a strainer or colander to drain excess water. For fresh cut flowers, add 3-4 inches of strained water beads to desired vase, and add 1 inch of water in the vase that will settle at the bottom. Fill with more strained beads, cut the base of the flower stems and place them in the vase and enjoy! For silk flowers, use wax or plastic to protect the silk stems. To dispose of water beads, simply throw in the trash. DO NOT put water beads down a drain or into plumbing. Adult supervision required for children 14 years and under; small parts may pose as a choking hazard.