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Orb Molecules are a new way to build and play. They are small "molecular" orbs that come in a variety of different colors and can be stuck together to create almost anything that you could imagine. These orbs are meant to resemble atoms and can be stuck together over and over again. Orb Molecules provide children with a creative way to express their imagination. This product is not recommended for children under the age of 5.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Orb Molecules is $14.99 plus $9.95 shipping, for a total price of $24.94.

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Features

  • Amazing Colors and Sizes

    These Orb Molecules come in a ton of different kits, colors and sizes. Each kit contains 5 different colors, 3 different sizes and more than 10 000 molecules. Each one can be used to create almost anything imaginable.

  • Made in the United States

    Orb Molecules are made in the Unites States of America.

  • Never Dries Out

    Orb Molecules are the world's first and only creation compound and are designed to never dry out or lose their connectivity. They are also meant to be completely reusable and only stick to themselves. This makes them super easy to clean up and there are no sticky messes or residues leftover.

  • Phthalate and Gluten Free

    Phthalates are added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity. However, they can be harmful to our health. This product does not contain any phthalate and is also gluten free so there is no need to worry about allergic reactions.

Pros

  • Creativity

    Orb Molecules come in kits that are meant to build different creations. There are a total of six kits that you can collect. Choose from the Octobeast, the Caticorn, the Dragasaur, the Merkitty, the Bugeleon or the Pupperfly.

    The best part is that you can be as creative as you want. You do not have to stick with building what is on the box. Your kids can let their imaginations run wild and can create anything that they can conceive inside of their minds.

    Their reuseability makes it so that you can create something, change it, detail it and play with it in any way that you would like.

Negative Aspects

  • Difficulty

    Orb Molecules are recommended for children 5 years of age and up. While most children will not have any problems with being creative with this product, some younger kids, may have trouble trying to recreate the specific kit's project.

  • Not Available Online

    Many people these days, like to do a lot of their shopping online. Orb Molecules are available exclusively at Micheals retail stores which may prevent some consumers from buying this product.

Warnings

  • Choking Hazard

    These kits consist of thousands of small balls that could be a choking hazard around small children. It is not recommended for children under the age of 5 and adult supervision is generally advised.

  • Environment

    Much like micro beads, this product is small enough to make its way through our sewer systems and into our waterways. Please, avoid disposing of these orbs by flushing them and keep them away from drains and sewers. By doing this, you can help keep our planet clean for years to come.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Available at Micheals

    This product is available exclusively at Micheals retail stores. We have not been able to find them available anywhere else on Amazon or online.

Complaints

  1. Advertising

    The advertising on the product's website show children creating all sorts of different objects. The video claims that kids will be able to engineer the eiffel tower. This is quite creative, but there are no kits for an eiffel tower which may lead to disappointment for some.

Easy to Use

  1. Made for Kids

    This product is intended for children, and adults who want to play, too. The texture makes it fun and easy to use. It will be easy to convince your kid that they are a scientist with this kit.

  2. Colors Come Separated

    When you open the package, the colors are separated which makes choosing the colors super easy.

  3. Sticky, but Pliable

    The molecules are sticky, but won't stick to your hands or other surfaces, making them easy to maneuver and create different shapes. It helps younger children mold easily and older children can make more intricate designs with its pliability.

  4. Pull Off One Molecule or More

    The molecules allow you to take them off one at a time or an entire bunch at once. Kids will be able to create detail with one piece or a base with a bunch.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Use the Included Instructions

    The box comes with pictures of a lot of different creatures you can create to inspire you. Each kit contains different colors and the pictures give you lots of options to choose from.

  2. Use on a Smooth Surface

    You will be able to roll, press, or spread the molecules out better on a smooth surface, such as a table top. Orb Molecules don't stick to surfaces, but experience tells us that using smooth surfaces allows the "scientist" to work better.

Critical Advice

These are a choking hazard for small children.

Even though they are phthalate and gluten-free, it's never a good idea to ingest any craft product. Keep these away from your mouth and don't try to taste them no matter how tempted you are. Never ingest Orb Molecules.

How It Works

The box contains colors stored in a plastic bin with separate spaces for each color. All you need to do is pull some molecules out, then start combining and playing.

The molecules stick to one another, so combining and separating are easy.

Deconstructing is easy because the colors can be separated without any problem.

The ingredients and the actual components of the product are not listed on the official site. It is safe to use, but how the molecules stick and break apart is not published.

Save Money

It is advertised that the product never dries out, so it should last forever. You will only need to expand the Orb Molecules collection with extra kits, but not replace.

How it's Different from Competitors

Other children's science kits have similar concepts of making atoms, DNA, and molecules fun. However, Orb Molecules allows children to mold bead-like molecules and have fun without realizing they're learning new words.

There are products that are more dough-like to construct fun items. Orb Molecules uses small beads instead of a smooth dough, which allows for colors to be precisely combined and a more scientific feel of working with DNA or atoms.

Save Time

The molecules don't stick to surfaces except for themselves, so there is no mess and minimal cleanup time.

The plastic storage bin with a section for each color makes clean up a breeze. A young child who is learning their colors would have no problem putting these back in their original spot.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Orb Molecules online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Orb Molecules online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Lp - (Grand Terrace, CA)
Posted: 28 Feb 2018
I have a Question

Material of the Molecules

What is the material made of? Is it toxic?

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