What did Orbeez used to be called?
Known as water pellet guns, gel blasters or splatterball guns, the toys shoot water beads sold under various brand names. Orbeez are a super-absorbent polymer.
How long will Orbeez last?
If Orbeez™ are left in the sun or in an open container they will dry out. Orbeez™ can dry out within a day if left in the direct sunlight. In a closed container out of the sun, Orbeez™ can last for weeks or even months. If your Orbeez™ have dried out, simply place them in a bowl with water to regrow them.
What are Orbeez made from?
They’re made from a polymer consisting of acrylic acid, sodium hydroxide, and water. To make colorful water beads a colorant is added to Orbeez to give them their bright color and make them more attractive to children. Despite Orbeez being non-toxic, they are dangerous if swallowed and can be a choking hazard.