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5 fun crafts you can make with Orbeez

Orbeez, which are fun, superabsorbent water beads, are the latest playtime sensation taking over TikTok. These colorful gelatinous gems are non-toxic and biodegradable, making them safe for children and the environment. Not only are Orbeez fun to play with, but they can also be used for some really cool projects. Here are 5 DIY crafts you can make with Orbeez.

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1. Orbeez Galaxy Jars

Hold the whole universe in a jar! First, pour an assortment of blue and purple Orbeez into a Mason jar. Next, have your child add some glue, glitter, and food coloring. Finally, fill the jar with water before capping it. Now, your child has their own personal galaxy for stargazing!

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2. Elf In The Orbeez

The elf on the shelf found a new place to hide this year! Begin by taping a picture or figurine of an elf to the bottom of a basic fishbowl. Next, fill the bowl with clear Orbeez, completely submerging the elf. Show your child how adding water lets you find the elf through a process called refraction, in which the water allows light to pass through the Orbeez to reveal the elf at the bottom.

3. Orbeez Lava Lamp

Experience the calming effects of a lava lamp with this activity. First, fill a glass with water. Next, have your child drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into the glass, followed by a colorful array of Orbeez. Finally, shine a flashlight on the glass of whirling beads and enjoy the groovy unfolding.

4. Orbeez Slime

For a whole new take on the classic slime craft, look no further than this Orbeez variety! Begin by mixing glue, baking soda, contact lens solution, and food coloring into a bowl. Next, add the Orbeez and some glitter for a bit of sparkle. While fun to play with, this slime is harmful if swallowed, so it’s best to save this activity for older kids who won’t be tempted to taste it.

5. Orbeez Keychains

For a pretty way to preserve your Orbeez, why not make them into a keychain? The filmer begins by making a small pouch using plastic and double-sided tape. Next, they add a series of wet Orbeez into the plastic pocket before sealing off the ends with hot glue and ribbon. Finally, they punch a hole through one of the ends and hook a keychain through it.

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