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Colorful Growing Orbs

Tiny magical orbs that grow in water

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$9.99

Item #: WORB-500

Usually ships the next day.

Recommended for age 6 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

I’m sure you’re thinking that after we brought you Jelly Marbles, Water Spikes, Water Cubes and Water Jelly Crystals, we couldn’t possibly have another superabsorbent polymer up our sleeves... well, think again!  Just when you thought polymers couldn’t get any cooler, let us introduce you to Orbs!  These colored spheres are much like Jelly Marbles, but they never lose their amazing color! Mix them, squish them, bounce them and count them, but they will never fade!  These little polymers are great for counting and classification... we even provide the Count and Classify worksheet. Compare to Orbeez as seen on TV and online.

What's Included?
Colorful Growing Orbs Jar
  • 100 grams of Orbs polymer (over 6,000 individual orbs!)
  • Color activity guide
How Does It Work?

Like all of our fun and fascinating polymer, or Hydrogel, products, these tiny Orbs, teach a big lesson in color, light and the importance these thirsty pebbles can play in maintaining a healthy environment. The possibilities for experimentation are endless when you drop these Orbs in water. Put them in one of our Baby Soda Bottles and they grow to the shape of the test tube. Try drying them out to see how quickly evaporation can take over… and then use them again and again.

Customer Reviews

Great Hit Review by Joyful

These were a tremendous hit at my son's 9th birthday party. I soaked a few the night before to show the children how big they would grow and let them each have a few. Then they enjoyed filling their little beakers (that had earlier been used for drinking various colored beverages) with water and a couple dozen orbs to take home. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/1/14)

Orbs Review by Carol

Love the colors. I'm an occupational therapist in a small school setting, with kids who have sensory integrative issues. Bins of these little fellows seem to relax my sensory seekers and make it easy to find objects while still getting that type of touch on their hands and wrists that they are craving. (Posted on 5/18/13)

Always a great thing for kids! Review by Lori M.

My kids love these slimy things for some reason, and were excited to get some! They love growing them and squishing them. I am looking forward to reading up on how to use them! (Posted on 4/18/13)

fun little balls Review by Marissa

These balls were a huge hit at my Halloween party, they feel like peeled grapes and everyone couldn't stop playing with the bowls we had out. Great activity!!
(Posted on 2/17/13)

AWESOME! Review by Sara~Head Start Teacher

I ordered the orbs for my Head Start classroom. I prepared them ahead of time and put them in my water table! My kids went NUTS for them. I added clear containers for them to fill and dump. I witnessed endless conversations coming from the kids, that hit all areas of development! Even the children that have some sensory challenges were able to participate with the orbs on one way or another.
Thanks for the great learning product that is FUN! (Posted on 12/29/12)

Great Fun! Review by Jennifer in AZ

These are great fun, and they really DO grow to the size of a smallish baseball. It does take at least 48 hours though -- to reach FULL size (they start growing immediately, but it takes time to reach max growth.) They are VERY FRAGILE! If you drop one onto the floor from a few feet, it will shatter into squishy jelly fragments that are difficult to clean up, so be sure your kids hold them over bowls of water or with two hands. It's cool b/c they start out as a perfect sphere; as they grow the first get bumpy, then misshapen, then turn back into a perfect sphere as they reach full size. They are extremely cool and fun! Everyone in our family loves them! (Posted on 11/18/12)

Color Orbs a hit! Review by Brittany

Loved by the children and teachers at our annual Mad Science Day. They were able to compare the dry orbs with the grown orbs. The directions do recommend preparing a head of time (I believe 3-6 hours) in order to see full effect. I prepared some the day before to show at the Orb station so the kids could compare. Fun to touch. Now the classrooms each have a sensory bottle full of them to use in their science area! (Posted on 10/5/12)

Science Class Review by Jillian

I am a child, and my science teacher showed us these, and they were so cool!! We all instantly loved them, and a very good price considering imitators which are more expensive, but are the same thing! I really loved them! (Posted on 8/14/12)

Orbs Review by Denise Thomas

I used the orbs for an early childhood workshop. The teachers loved them. Can also be used for teaching shapes. (Posted on 7/16/12)

Dissapointed: too slow to be effectively demonstrated in one class sitting Review by DD

can't really be fully demonstrated in a one hour class. Requires overnight soaking to demonstrated effectively.. and this time required should have been better described in product description, here is the description.. "overnight" or "requires 8-12 hours to complete growing process" should be in the description somewhere

Ad description
"I’m sure you’re thinking that after we brought you Jelly Marbles, Water Spikes, Water Cubes and Water Jelly Crystals, we couldn’t possibly have another superabsorbent polymer up our sleeves... well, think again! Just when you thought polymers couldn’t get any cooler, let us introduce you to Orbs! These colored spheres are much like Jelly Marbles, but they never lose their amazing color! Mix them, squish them, bounce them and count them, but they will never fade! These little polymers are great for counting and classification... we even provide the Count and Classify worksheet. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

What's included?
100 grams of Orbs polymer
Color activity guide
How does it work?
Like all of our fun and fascinating polymer, or Hydrogel, products, these tiny Orbs, teach a big lesson in color, light and the importance these thirsty pebbles can play in maintaining a healthy environment. The possibilities for experimentation are endless when you drop these Orbs in water. Put them in one of our Baby Soda Bottles and they grow to the shape of the test tube. Try drying them out to see how quickly evaporation can take over… and then use them again and again.
(Posted on 5/28/12)

Awesome product!! Review by Brie

I ordered these for my sons science themed 6th birthday. They were such a hit! Both parents and children couldn't keep their hands off them! (Posted on 5/6/12)

orbs Review by DFreed

The fun balls are the greatest! It was fun to watch them grow. The sensation of touching them was the best for my son who receives occupational therapy. These little balls keep him entertained for a good amount of time! (Posted on 3/25/12)

Very Cool Review by Chris Pacey

I couldn't believe how many were in that jar! Got these for my son's science party, but of course we had to try them out beforehand. We also got the baby soda tubes to put them in, great addition to the treat bags. (Posted on 2/27/12)

Awesome Review by Elizabeth Beckwith

My students loved these. One jar is all you need...they grow so large! After about 30 minutes you can see a difference, then the next morning they are huge. Drying them out was also fun. The color sorting chart included was just perfect! (Posted on 1/6/12)

orbs Review by erika

all three of my kids loved it. ages 5,9 and 12 (Posted on 12/11/11)

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