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Complete Gel Balls Guide
2021-06-03

Gel Balls Guide

What are gel balls?

Gel balls, which also is called water crystal gel or water beads or gel beads or orbeez, etc. Anyway, it's a gel thing that can absorb water. Normally in a spherical form made of superabsorbent polymer, which is a kind of water-absorbing polymer. So a gel ball can aborb water and swell to its full size.

gel balls decoration

Nowadays, people usually use it for decorating, watering plants, especially in holiday events. They look really beautiful especiall mixing with various colors. They are fun, good looking and easy to use.

Most importantly, one big purpose of the gel ball currently is that they are the ammunition for gel blasters. The gel blaster is a toy gun which eject gel balls. For gel blaster enthusiasts, gel balls are the most commonly used ammo for gel blasters and it's high consuming products. This gel balls guide will help you go through some basic knowledge and tips about gel balls.


If you want a harder gel ball, the most convenient way is that you could add ploymer chains inside the gel ball when design it as the ploymer is the main components of the gel ball.

When they are placed in water, they absorb the water and grow to about the size of a marble.

Specifically, they're fabricated from a kind of polymer named hydrogel, the equal type used to make contact lenses. A hydrogel is a polymer this is soluble in water however has reticulations. those reticulations save you the polymer from dissolving, since they maintain the macromolecules collectively, and lead them to swell instead while I am aqueous media.


water absorbing gel balls

How to grow gel balls?

Step 1: put the non-hydrated gel balls in a bowl or container, then pour in at least 2 cups of water for each teaspoon of gel balls. Gel balls need to be submerged in water, which means you need to add enough water to cover the gel balls. You could notice that the gel balls will start swelling gradually!

Step 2: Wait for around 4 hours.

Step 3: Dry the grown gel balls by using a gel ball sifter, then find a gel ball bottle or gel ball speed loaders to get the gel balls in. After that, you can easily reload magazines via the bottles.

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