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MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 oz (20,000 beads) for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor
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- Encourages Sensory Exploration: Fully expanded, these smooth, squishy beads create a soothing tactile experience. Ideal for children with sensory processing disorder & a
- 100% Money-Back Guarantee: We know you and your kids or students will LOVE these water beads. But if you're not positively thrilled, let us know and receive a fast, no hassle refund.
- Promotes Learning: Helps kids with color recognition, counting & fine motor skill and language development. Parents, teachers, and therapists love these beads for home & clinical use.
- Great for Wedding, Home, and general decorations. Or as a replacement to Orbeez
- Ideal for candle, silk & cut flower arrangements, centerpieces and more.
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Elements Trading Inc., creator of MarvelBeads, is a company dedicated to providing the highest quality products. We design each and every one of our products while keeping you, our customer, in mind making sure to exceed your expectations. We stand behind our quality and can make certain that you will be satisfied when buying from us.
MarvelBeads Water Beads (Rainbow Mix)
Bright. Colorful. Colorfast.
Introducing our new enhanced color edition! The new MarvelBeads 2016 water beads are filled with better and brighter colors. Whether you use them for playtime, or for decorations, the beads will create a colorful display that is sure to be memorable. Best of all: you can reuse the beads as many times as you want, and not have to worry about them losing their color.
- Great for sensory play
- Can be used for decorations
- Kids love them
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What better gift can you give a child than the gift of joy? These beads will surely keep them busy for hours while making them smile.
Need to fill that centerpiece? Try using MarvelBeads for your decorations. So go ahead and add a touch of color to your flower vase, or make that special wedding a bit brighter.
Let’s face it: not all of us have a green thumb. Let us help. Add MarvelBeads to your plants to help maintain moisture and water your plants.
Sensory play is what water beads are best for. Kids of all ages will love them. They are so enticing! Colorful, smooth, squishy. ..what more could you ask for to have an enjoyable time. Water beads seem like magic to kids because the beads start out so tiny and grow within a few hours. Just watching the beads grow is an experience in itself. So go ahead, and fill up a bowl to plunge your hands in. Or maybe fill up a bucket to soak your feet in. The possibilities are endless!
New 2016 Enhanced Color Edition! BRIGHT. COLORFUL. COLORFAST. Introducing our new enhanced color edition! The new MarvelBeads 2016 water beads are filled with better and brighter colors. Whether you use them for playtime, or for decorations, the beads will create a colorful display that is sure to be memorable. Best of all: you can reuse the beads as many times as you want, and not have to worry about them losing their color. Sensory Water Beads Sensory play is what water beads are best for. Kids of all ages will love them. They are so enticing! Colorful, smooth, squishy... what more could you ask for to have an enjoyable time. Water beads seem like magic to kids because the beads start out so tiny and grow within a few hours. Just watching the beads grow is an experience in itself. So go ahead, and fill up a bowl to plunge your hands in. Or maybe fill up a bucket to soak your feet in. The possibilities are endless! Uses General Decorations Makes a great toy for children. Wedding decorations Irrigating and Watering House Plants Can be used to complement center pieces and or flower vases How to use 1.) Add 3 cups of water for every teaspoon of dry beads. 2.) Allow for the beads to soak in water for 4-6 hours 3.) After 4-6 hours, the beads will have absorbed most of the water. Drain the excess water and use them as you wish
Legal DisclaimerHazard. Choking Hazard. Not safe for children under 3 years of age.
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I contacted seller to see if the larger beads breaking easily was normal and was notified that it wasn't normal. Seller fixed my issue and the second set I received are much better. A tablespoon of beads uses about 10 cups of water and produced a large ice cream bucket full of beads. They are multicolored and alot of fun to play with. They have other uses and next I will be using them in flower vases.
These beads grow to the size of a small grape and come in a variety of colors. They also bounce when dropped so be prepared to be running around bouncing beads. All in all though, my kids love playing with these and I will be back to purchase more when these are no longer growing when hydrated.
They are also reusable so a little goes along way. These make about 15-20 gallons of beads and the shrink back to original size after awhile and can then be rehydrate by adding more water .
We did learn that you should not cover these with a lid or anything like that because it does begin to stink and get moldy. Rinse the beads if this happens. Keep lid off and you shouldn't have any issues. It's been over a week now and no issues. With lid, it's about 2 days before they start to stink.
These tiny water beads come packed inside a secure, resealable plastic bag, with the majority of them appearing yellow.
But I wasn't sure of the degree of difference, since visually, bright yellow pops out better than other colors.
The directions are very simple and clear, but an adult should always supervise kids in the process. I poured a single teaspoon of beads into a medium-sized glass vase. Then I added 4 cups of Brita water. The purer the water is, the better the beads turn out. So purified water may yield the best results, compared with plain tap water, which has chemicals in it.
Try to stick to the directions as much as possible, but it doesn't have to be an exact science. Just don't veer too off course, especially on your first try.
Within a mere 5 minutes, I could see the solid beads softening and growing slightly. The almost immediate change was obvious, and I felt really excited. I knew things were gonna go well.
I placed my clear glass vase on my bathroom counter, but I kept staring into it frequently, noticing the different stages of the beads' growth.
As they soaked in the water, their shapes became somewhat less symmetrical. They looked like colorful little transparent blobs in the water. Or possibly like really pretty fungus. Ok that sounds gross. But it's true.
Within 20 minutes, it was undeniable- these beads were rapidly taking in the water and expanding. Not in any major way, but the beads were certainly feeling right at home in that vase.
By the time 5 hours passed, these water beads looked incredible. They were all almost the size of marbles, and the various translucent colors were bright and lovely.
I couldn't help sticking my hand in and playing around with the slick, cold and soft jelly-like beads. No one can help doing that. It just feels so cool.
Several hours in, the water level was at about half of the height of all the beads in the vase. I periodically shook up the vase a bit during the growth period, so that all the beads would receive an equal amount of water. This isn't required, but I chose to, just in case.
The full submerging and growth of these water beads takes about 7-10 hours.
Try to avoid keeping the beads in water for too long; after 10 hours, they can get softer and break apart more easily. They should be soft and firm in the end.
I accidentally left them soaking for about 17 hours. Make sure to mind your schedule in terms of sleep, and other activities, unlike me!
Fortunately, most of the beads seem completely fine, although just a few have softened and broken apart.
Like I said, this isn't an exact science. Everyone's water chemical make-up is different, which can yield varying results.
So next, I drained the water from the vase. I assume an actual strainer would work better than just using my hand. But I used my hand anyway. It won't work with kids' tiny hands. The beads will fly everywhere. I mean that!!
The beads are all smooth, wet and slippery, and that's normal. They ARE made up of water after all.
These beads are gorgeous! Seriously beautiful, and so much fun to touch and play with. They were exactly what I expected, and even better.
The color scheme is perfect, and this particular color set was chosen very well. All of the bright colors blend well with, and compliment each other. That's why I went with this specific Marvel Beads company. They didn't just have random colors in this package. They were chosen to highlight softer hues, than red, white, black and other darker, more opaque colors. These are all more upbeat spring colors, and they are vivid, happy and bright. I love the jellybean colored bright pink the most.
But these shining beads truly belong together, so congrats to the person who made up this specific color grouping... It works!
The beads appear like soft, glowing orbs, because of their translucency in the light. They can almost appear like the fiber-optic inspired man-made Cat's Eye.
And I was right; there ARE more yellow beads than the rest. But it doesn't make a major difference because there is still a big variety of colors. There are soft to bright pink, light & vivid purple, light to bright blue, turquoise, yellow, clear, light to bright green, orange, and slight variations of all those colors as well. Some appear lighter or brighter than others.
Most of the water beads are similar in their round marble-like size and shape. There are also several larger beads and some are shaped irregularly, like eggs.
There is more variety in shape and color than you may expect. But these differences are fairly subtle, so it wouldn't matter for any special occasion. I'm an artist and designer, so I notice tiny differences that others may not notice.
The beads feel very smooth and are totally unblemished. Their surface is firm but jiggly, and not easily torn apart during regular use.
They're still fragile enough to not TRY to crush them under things, or with your fingers. If you want to experiment, go ahead. There are plenty of extra water beads left. Just make sure infants and animals don't get a hold of these, which is why I recommend adult supervision.
When I reach my hand into the vase, some of the beads come flying out and bounce off the walls and other solid objects in their way. They are tremendously light and bouncy! So if many of them drop at once in a larger room, well... Good luck!
During their wild travels, the moist beads can attract loose hair, dust and dirt, so just rinse them off for a few seconds, before putting them back with the rest.
Currently, I've just kept the water beads inside the glass vase to admire and periodically play with. They've been on the bathroom counter for several days now, and everything seems fine. I just drained a tiny bit more of extra water from the bottom. My mom ended up asking me for some of the beads. She couldn't resist. Which is totally fine, because if a teaspoon makes this many water beads, wow. There are a LOT more left in this package!
The water beads are excellent sensory and play tools for kids, autistic/ill/blind/disabled children, adults, and anyone else. They are definitely distracting and amazing to touch.They feel really nice, soothing and relaxing when you handle them and and scoop them into your hands.
They present a cool, slick jelly-like texture that our hands aren't used to feeling. For a child, these are so much fun to play with, and to share with friends.
For others, these colorful water beads can be used in various, creative ways. Especially for big events, like parties and weddings, room decoration, and even a backround for pictures!
1. Use colorful water beads to keep flowers and plants hydrated, without much maintenance. Rehydrate the beads with water about once a week, and that should be plenty. They will blow up to their regular size again after being soaked.
2. Use these for decoration for various things, such as inside a clear flower vase, to keep even a single rose happy and surrounded by beauty. It really is beautiful!
3. Use them to fill an open bowl, with floating wax candles on top. You can find them for cheap, at places like efavor.com. The site is a bit less sophisticated, but wow. Amazing sale prices, esp. For bulk items, floating flower and cactus candles, fabrics, party favors, ribbons, and affordable chandeliers to stand up or to hang. They sell everything for any crafter, artist or party designer. It's heavenly.
4. Put Waterproof: Flameless, and color-changing candles or mini flashing lights on the bottom of a bowl to create a really cool ambience for a party. Steady white lights would show off individual colors very well.
5. Use the beads as decoration in a clear container, under a food dish, or another type of artistic presentation. (Or any actual arts and crafts projects.)
6. Put the beads inside small plastic balls with a hole for string, to create ornaments for a tree or for any room.
7. Separate the beads by color, to create different colored themes for special occasions. You can even match the bead colors with similar color waterproof lights!
8. Get small glass terrariums and put the beads in with plants, rocks, etc. to hang them from your ceiling. (There are pretty, affordable ones on Amazon. Some have small holes towards the top for real lit candles. A great idea for a get-together!)
9. Put them into fish tanks for a beautiful, colorful environment.
10. Keep pens, flowers, and other objects standing up, by sticking them in between the beads in a jar.
These are just some suggestions that came to mind, to help jog your creative juices. Honestly, these water beads are just really cool on their own. They're visually stunning, aren't dirty or messy, they don't smell weird, and they're easy to maintain.
For the cheap price, I doubt you would be disappointed in any way. The whole concept of these magic water beads is just genius, and I (almost) wouldn't mind taking a bath in them! (It's actually possible for a kid, I'd imagine.)
Me? I'm not having any parties or special occasions. I just want to beautify my room, because I love bright colors and these beads are awesome.
I would definitely order these again, but this pack alone has enough for decorating a big event. So I doubt I'll HAVE to buy more.
Next, I can't wait to try those jumbo water beads. Those things look huuge!
I also plan to order my mom some flowers for her Birthday, and fill a new glass vase with these water beads. I've seen it done in pictures, and it looks incredible!
Enjoy these magical beads, and I hope my review was of some help for you all. I took pictures also, to show you how they looked in different stages.... wait, I don't see any button to upload my photos. Hopefully I will when I can edit this.
My 2 1/2 year old plays "bubble bath" or "swimming pool" by putting her little plastic friends in a tupperware container with the beads. She likes picking them up and moving them to different containers with this squeezy loose-tea ball thing (in the picture. I also bought the tea thingy on Amazon, and it's been fun for lots of fine-motor-skills games.) We've rolled them around in paint, on white paper, on a jelly roll pan. Also a hit: filling a balloon with the beads. It makes a squishy stress-ball kind of thing. Clear balloons work best, followed by white (so you can see the colors of the beads), but beware using water balloons! They pop too easily, and these little suckers are bouncy... you'll be finding rainbow beads in weird places for weeks. Easiest way to fill the balloon is to dump the beads into an empty water bottle, pull the balloon over the top and squeeze until the bottle is empty. The beads will try to suck back into the bottle, and it takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but it's weirdly satisfying and fun, ha :)
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And one teaspoon was enough to fill two VOSS water bottles.