Who we are


ORB Mission

We believe in the power of creativity to foster a sense of awe, wonder, and self-esteem in kids. We are committed to designing the very best in innovative toys. We know you will have as much fun playing with them as we did inventing them.  
  Located in Halifax Nova Scotia, The Orb Factory is a provider of award-winning crafts and activity products. With over 20 years in business, we are always creating brand new lines and exciting new products. We are now sold in over 60 countries, have won numerous awards and are a recognized and trusted name in the toy industry. Steven Kay started designing toys when he was 6 yrs old. With formal training in photography, sculpture and design, he founded The Orb Factory in 1991. The company’s first line was based around the Celestial Orb, a transforming hand-held widget made from wire. Steve knows that he has made it this far by focusing on the 2 most important things: a fun and rewarding play experience for kids, and the best customer service in the industry We believe in the power of play. We strive to produce toys the not only stimulate a child’s mind, but their creativity as well. Our kits allow children to lose themselves in a world of magic, imagination and artistic freedom.