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Random But Cool: How to Make Bouncy Balls from Common Household Items!

I realize that this how-to strays a bit from our normal fare, but goshdarnit, it's too cool not to share! Maybe it's the overgrown kid inside me or my love of science (have I told y'all I was in the science club in high school?? Geek to the max.), but the idea of making bouncy balls--from scratch--o...
  • Wendy Desjarlais

    DIY bouncy balls from common household items. Another idea for summer crafts!

  • Lori Johnson Winger

    I totally have to do this!!! Borax, cornstarch, glue, food coloring, and water! #DIY Bouncy Balls

  • Joanna Boyle

    Rainy day activity ... make bouncy balls with Elmer's glue, borax, and cornstarch

  • Kathy Kennedy

    Homemade bouncy balls! borax (found in the laundry section of most grocery stores) cornstarch white glue (e.g., Elmer's glue - makes an opaque ball) or blue or clear school glue (makes a translucent ball) warm water food coloring (optional) measuring spoons spoon or craft stick to stir the mixture 2 small plastic containers for mixing marking pen watch with a second hand metric ruler zip-lock plastic baggie

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Even though these aren't as bouncy as a store-bought ball, they're still a lot of fun to make and play with.

How to Make-Your-Own Bouncy Balls by cometogetherkids: The kids can easily make these themselves with Elmer's white glue, food coloring, Borax powder, cornstarch and warm water! #DIY #Kids #Bouncy_Balls

The ball will start out sticky and messy, but will solidify as you knead it. Once the ball is less sticky, continue rolling between your hands until it is smooth and round! You can store your plastic ball in a sealed ziploc bag when you are finished playing with it. (The ball tends to flatten out a bit when sitting and does not normally last longer than a couple of days before drying out).

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Make your own bouncy ball! Super fun!

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HOW TO MAKE A BOUNCING POLYMER BALL: borax (found in the laundry section of the store), cornstarch, white glue (e.g., Elmer's glue - makes an opaque ball) or blue or clear school glue (makes a translucent ball), warm water, food coloring (optional).

Homemade bouncy call

Borax Bouncy balls-how to ... um ours looked NOTHING like this and sure didn't bounce much, but twogirls absolutely loved them and enjoyed throwing them around the kitchen. need borax? I'll mail you mine - I have a box that would make 45873598475 bouncy balls now