Today I am going to show you how to make a bouncy ball in five minutes. I remember doing this during Science Class a million years ago and I thought it would be awesome to share with my kiddos this fun activity… Besides, we are already in Spring Break so this is a great way to keep them busy and have a good time.

How to Make a Bouncy Ball Tutorial

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How to Make a Bouncy Ball
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Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tb Borax
  • 1 Tb of Cornstarch
  • 2 Tb White Liquid Glue
  • Food coloring
  • Optional: Disposable rubber gloves.
Instructions
  1. In a cup mix the warm water and the borax.
  2. In another cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring.
  3. Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup.
  4. The glue mixture will harden after 10 seconds; use a fork to take it out of the water. If the glue mixture is still sticky, squish it with your hands and dip it back in the water.
  5. Roll the mixture in your hands to make a ball. The more you handle the mixture the firmer it will become.
  6. You are done!
Notes
Keep in mind that the balls will flatten a bit after sitting for a while. Store them in small plastic containers or a plastic bag. If they get flattened roll them between your palms again, this will bring them back to the ball shape.

So easy!


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Have a fantastic day and don’t forget to play! 
Besos
Desiree

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33 Responses to How to Make a Bouncy Ball

  1. JenZ says:

    I used this for a “potions class” for my son’s Harry Potter themed birthday party. I followed the directions exactly and the balls turned out perfect! Thank you for such a fun idea!

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