Kids have always loved getting toys where something grows, and they also love toys that are colorful and that move. The Orbeez Magic Light-Up Globe combines all of these elements into one.
Orbeez are little colorful pieces that you put into water and watch them grow to 100 times their original size. Initially, they’re tiny and hard, but once they grow with the help of water, they’re soft and squishy – some of them even bounce.
After they’re in water, you put them into the globe and it turns into a light show that looks like a lava lamp, only better! This is a great toy for ages 5 and up. The Orbeez move around inside the globe and put on a great show for everyone.
The light shines up on the ceiling, so you can turn off the lights and really see how spectacular it is. There are six colors included in the Orbeez sets. They grow overnight and the next day you wake up to a bunch of larger, vivid colorful balls to put into your globe!
You can pick and choose which color scheme you have, or add all of them to make a wide array of colors in your globe. The Orbeez are made from really absorbent polymers. There are 150 Orbeez in each pack.
You take the Orbeez out and add them to about one and a half cups of clean drinking water. Most people leave them overnight, but really, it only takes about three hours until they’re ready to go!
When they grow, they become round in shape. You can keep them in the water away from light and heat and they’ll retain their shape for weeks on end. If you notice them start to shrink, just add more water.
When you’re ready to get rid of your Orbeez, you can place them in your yard soil! You see, these “toys” were originally created by those in the agricultural industry as a way to help soil retain moisture. They serve a dual purpose and your kids will love recycling them!
You can use them in your garden or on your lawn. Some people put them in flower vases to help the flowers stay hydrated longer. The Orbeez are very safe, too. They’re non-toxic, but can pose a choking hazard to small children. If your child happens to swallow one, though – they will pass through the digestive system without any problems.