How To Make Orbeez: Orbeez become very popular among kids in store there are many orbeez products available such as orbeez manicure kit, orbeez lamp, orbeez filled toys, orbeez foot spa. If you worry about whether orbeez is safe or not then just don’t worry since it made from non-toxic material which is super absorbent polymer it is totally safe to play, orbeez is not just kid’s toy it is also use to decor home. In this article we have mentioned how to make orbeez and different ideas to use it.
What is Orbeez
Orbeez are tiny sphere shaped toy it is super absorbent beads that grow into squishy, bouncy balls when soaked in water, orbeez are also known as water pearls, water crystals and gel beads. Orbeez comes in different colors and it made from polymer which can grow about 200 times when soaked in water. Polymer is substance which made from large number of similar units bonded together, polymers have molecular structure and they grow when the water is absorbed in the spaces between the molecules.
How To Make Orbeez
Orbeez are fun thing to play with not just kids but grown-up also love orbeez as they are soft, squishy, bouncy and colorful. Orbeez are most mesmerizing thing for kids because tiny hard beads grow up to 200 times from their original size when soaked in water, let’s start the steps to make orbeez.
Ingredients you need to grow orbeez:
- 50 piece of orbeez packet.
- 1 cup warm purified water.
- Large bowl.
- Pinch of salt.
- Orbeez are easily available in any craft store or toys store or you can also buy online, you can buy mix color orbeez or single color as well whatever you like. Orbeez comes in different pack quantity such as 50, 100, 200, 500 and even 1000.
- Open the orbeez pack of 50 and pour it into a bowl.
- Now in another bowl pour 1 cup or 250 ml of water and place it into microwave for 3 minute and then pour it into orbeez bowl.
- Now add a pinch of salt and mix well.
- Now leave it for soak overnight, if you want to add more warm water you can.
- Your orbeez fully grown-up when it looks like perfect spheres, if not then leave them into bowl for some more time.
- After orbeez fully grown-up you can play with them.
Different Ideas to Use & Play with Orbeez
Here we listed out some ideas you can try with orbeez to decor your home or some learning activity for kids.
- Orbeez stress ball: Orbeez is not just for play you can make it stress relief ball as well and for making it as a stress ball, fill grown orbeez into empty plastic bottle with the help of funnel then blow up a balloon to create some space for orbeez then quickly stretch the balloon opening over the top of the plastic bottle, now turn the bottle upside-down to pour the orbeez into balloon. Now remove the balloon from bottle and also extra air and tie it off, now stress relief ball is ready.
- Orbeez soaps: If you want to decor your bathroom with unique soaps then this idea is worth to try. In a bowl mix equal amount of water and liquid soap then put some orbeez and leave it till orbeez grown-up and soaked-up the mixture, now orbeez soaps are ready & just put all orbeez into the jar and to wash hands just grab some orbeez and rub it between your hands like you do with normal soap.
- Orbeez in vase: You can fill your vase with grown orbeez and then place your flower in it.
- Orbeez lamp: Take a jar and put in a potable LED light and then fill the jar with grown orbeez and turn on the LED light, here your orbeez lamp is ready.
- Orbeez air freshener: This is simple & easy idea to make your home smell great, in a bowl add warm water and few drops of your favorite essential oil and put some orbeez and leave it till orbeez grown-up then place orbeez into the jar or fancy bowl.
- Teach kids to recognize color: Orbeez comes in variety of colors and it’s a fun way to teach your kids to recognize the color.
- Work as hydrate agent for plants: You can also use grown orbeez to hydrate your plants. If you are going out for some days then place grown orbeez in plants pot.
Some Question Related to Orbeez
- What should you do if child swallows orbeez? Orbeez are non-toxic and if kids swallow orbeez it will pass thru the digestive system with no problem, but also take advice from your general practitioner (GP).
- How can you dispose orbeez? Never throw orbeez in drain system, always put orbeez in dispose bag and then throw it in the trash.
- Can orbeez dry out and reuse? Yes you can dry out grown orbeez & reuse them just place grown orbeez into tray and leave them in the sun light, once orbeez back to the normal size you can reuse them later.