What’s it like to play with an Orbeez Slime Kit?
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Does your kid like gross things? Squishy things? Extendable, shapable, pullable things? Lyons Cub has always enjoyed slime, much to his grandma’s dismay. So when he received an Orbeez slime kit for his 6th birthday, grandma left the supervising task to mommy and fled downstairs, lest she should be covered in some sticky substance…
Strictly speaking, Lyons Cub first offered this slime kit to his friend Lara. When kids in our circle have a birthday, they go to a store named Mueller and ask to “fill a box.” The clerk gives them an empty plastic box labeled with their name and party location, and the kids and their parents stroll around the toy aisles and look for little things worth between EUR 5 to 20. If they invited, let’s say, ten children to their birthday party, they put ten small toys into the box. All the time, they have to make sure that the lid still closes. It’s fun for the kids and a bit tedious for the parents to assure all toys stay within the price limit and fit into the box. When the box is finished, the clerk puts it onto a pile of alike boxes in the back of the toy section, and the kids who are invited to the birthday party have two weeks to pick a toy out of the box and purchase it, to gift it to the birthday boy or girl on his/her special day.
What a neat idea!! This way, the kids get what they really like, and not some random gift that catches dust lying in a corner somewhere (or, gets handed down at the next occasion).
Lyons Cub picked the slime set out of Lara’s box, and he liked it so much when he bought it for her that he asked for one for his own birthday, too 😉
His Orbeez mixin’ slime set contains 300g slime in 2 colors (dark blue and transparent) and over 2500 child-safety tested water beads (Orbeez and micro Orbeez) in many different colors (some glow in the dark, some are marbled, some are white, pink, violet, blue, etc.). Just make sure your kiddo doesn’t throw them into the sink or toilet and clogs up your pipes — we played with them on a large cardboard piece, with paper towels ready to wipe off our hands.
The set includes a container, into which you can fill slime and then press beads through a little pipe, so they get crushed and end up in the slime. There are many different options to play, using the mixing dome, crushing tool, injection tool, scooping tool, or mixing star; even hunting for escaping gel balls is lots of fun, as is squeezing them between your fingers. You can put them into the slime and pop them out of it again. It is not easy, because the slime sticks to one’s hands like crazy 😉
And if you want to go all cheap and do-it-yourself, instead of buying Orbeez, you can open up a baby diaper, take out the gel beads and color them with food coloring. Then, squish your colored beads through playdough accessories, and you get similar results as crushed Orbeez. We’ve done that in the past, too, when we still bought diapers.