for Arts and Crafts
Watersorb brand water crystals are used in a wide variety of
different crafts and the list grows each day with the imaginations of our
customers. This variety of polymer is the same as agricultural but it has
been sifted to reduce powdered polymer from interfering with the specific
crafts like cool ties which will develop a slick feel if the polymer is not
sifted. For more information on cool ties,
Thus far we know of water crystals being used mainly
for: Cool Ties, aroma therapy- smelly jellies, decorative candles,
jelly baths, bouquets,
artifact preservative, pet cooling mats, artificial fish aquariums,
hot packs, cold packs, paraffin bath replacement, and
novelty lighted ice cubes.
If you have any questions about
the uses or other possible uses, please contact us at
water crystals @watersorb.com.
We want to help in any way possible and are here serve you.
Smelly Jelly recipe
medium or large
Watersorb brand water crystals will absorb approximately 1 cup water. Place
crystals in a large bowl and add water. Wait 30 minutes and it will produce
beautiful ice looking crystals. To add color, add a drop of food coloring
to the water. To add
fragrance to the crystals use either water or oil based fragrance. To use oil
based fragrance add one drop of scent free dishwashing detergent to the water
before adding polymer and fragrance. This is not necessary with water based
fragrance, however most customers report longer lasting fragrance when
using oil based scent.
In 1988 Dan Wofford,
Jr. wrote and distributed a brochure
describing how to make Smelly Jelly. In the early 1990’s the Cooperative
Extension Service distributed the recipe and many individuals started cottage
businesses making Smelly Jelly and selling it at flea markets, trade shows and
fairs. A few years later several US and Japanese companies began making
Smelly Jelly for sale over the internet and in hobby & craft stores. Smelly
Jelly has been a popular item on E-Bay since the inception of the internet
auction company. In 1999 the Smelly Pelly was
invented. This proprietary formula allows the customer to add water to the
super absorbent which has had fragrance and color embedded in the polymer.
The polymer is the shape of a pellet--hence the name Smelly Pelly—just
add water! Thousands of individuals have been making and selling Smelly
Jelly and Smelly Pelly for almost a decade and a half!
Add food color to water
to water crystals
Add colored water to sprayer
|Add fresh water
colored water crystals
Dry and hydrated polymer