"Wow!!" That's always the first reaction to the Hoberman Mini Firefly Glow Sphere. Kids love it. Parents love it. Grandparents love it. Even dogs love it. Once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down… so you better get your own.
Grab the Mini Sphere by a link at each side, pull outwards and it will expand from 14 cm in diameter to 30 cm. Give it a slight push and it will contract back to its original size!
The Mini Sphere is rigid enough that you can throw it, kick it, bounce it and it comes with an activity sheet detailing some fun tricks and activities you can do with it.
Why not give these tricks a try?
Flip Down Hold the closed Sphere by one hub on top of your open palm. Flip the Sphere over and watch it open, then flip it back to the top of your palm and let it close. When you’ve mastered this, try it with your other hand.
Open Bounce Hold the Sphere fully open with two hands and throw it down to the floor. If you spin it towards you, it will bounce back.
Two-Handed Open-to-Close Spin Hold the opposite hubs of an open Sphere between your thumbs and first two fingers. Using your thumbs, twirl the Sphere backwards as you close it and push in so the hubs are spinning on the palms of your hands. This takes practice, but looks really cool.
FloorSpin Open the Sphere and place it on the floor. Holding the upper hub, spin the Sphere and watch it move. Try spinning it on a hub, then a triangle, then a pentagon – notice the different way it moves on each of these shapes.