You Will Need ...
  1. Jelly beadz - either already hydrated or dry packaged beads

  2. 11" clear balloon

  3. 16 oz clean and empty water bottle

  4. a small amount of water (possibly)

  5. a bin or container hydrate the Orbeez and to work in

  6. scissors

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Step 1: 

You can purchase hydrated jelly beadz.  Or if you prefer you can purchase dry jelly beadz and hydrate them yourself.  If you have purchased dry, follow the instructions on the label - add water to the beads and allow to bloom for 6-8 hours.

Step 2: 

Fill your water bottle about half full with Orbeez.

Step 3: 

Blow up your balloon.  Twist the end of the balloon to prevent the air from escaping.

Step 4: 

Lay the bottle on its side.  Keeping the balloon twisted and the air still in the balloon stretch the end of the balloon over the top of the bottle.

Step 5: 

Stand the bottle up and untwist the balloon.

Step 6: 

Turn the bottle upside down and allow the Orbeez to fill the balloon.

Step 7: 

When all of the Orbeez have transferred tie the balloon.  You now have a sort of Yo-Yo filled with Orbeez which is fun to play with.

Step 8: 

You can stop with your filled balloon or continue and create the stress ball.  To continue, untie the balloon and slowly let all of the air out.

Step 9: 

Press down on the balloon to get as much air out as possible.  Tie the balloon again, as close as you can to the Orbeez.

Step 10: 

I usually tie a second knot for safety.

Step 11: 

Snip off the excess balloon at the knot.  You are all done.

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Basic: 
Science
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
20 minutes or more
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children