Anyone with a child of their own or with a child as a close relative has probably heard of Orbeez at least once in their life. Kids who have been fortunate enough to play with them just can’t get enough of them, and the ones who haven’t are practically begging to get them. What exactly are Orbeez and what can you do with them. Keep reading to learn about Orbeez and the interesting ways they can be used.
What are Orbeez?
Orbeez are a kind of polymer, which are molecules that have the ability to grow when exposed to water due to the water being absorbed between the molecules. Polymers exist in many things, like diapers, and have been around since the 1960s. Due to the absorbent nature of the polymers that make up Orbeez, they can grow to over 100 times their own volume. Orbeez are sold on their own as pellets that can be put in water to grow, as already grown pellets that have been exposed to water and are ready for use, and even in sets to make fun creations. Starting with a colorful bag of dry Orbeez pellets is the best way to get acquainted with them, as you can see the transformation happen in water before your eyes.
Ways to Use Orbeez
As a relaxation tool, Orbeez are great because of how soft they are. A popular way of using Orbeez for relaxation is by making a foot spa. An Orbeez Luxury Foot Spa set exists that includes Orbeez and a foot tub, but you can make one at home by placing your own Orbeez in any tub and adding water. The Orbeez will grow and you or your child can soak your feet into them for a relaxing feeling. When you’re done, you can strain the Orbeez from any left over water and let them dry, so they can be used again.
Orbeez can also be used for action packed fun, as there are toy guns that can shoot out the wet pellets. Wet Orbeez pellets are much softer than air soft pellets or Nerf gun darts, making them safer projectiles to use. Since Orbeez can dissolve on their own, when used outside, you don’t have to worry about cleaning them up.
If you want to have a fragrant smell in the rooms of your home, you can turn Orbeez into an air freshener. Mixing water with your favorite essential oil and putting it into a jar with the Orbeez will allow the Orbeez to soak up the fragrant water, allowing them to emit a wonderful aroma wherever the jar is placed in your home.
You can also use Orbeez and a jar for a bit of artistic expression. Orbeez placed in a clear jar on their own can be used to create a visually appealing attraction that shares similarities to sand art. Adding LED lights to the jar will give it a colorful glow that can light up any room. They can even be used as a beautiful lamp. Mixing and matching Orbeez colors will produce some amazing results.
Due to the many uses of Orbeez, both kids and adults can have fun with them. Once you give these colorful polymer pellets a try, you won’t be able to stop using them.