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
How to Make a Bouncy Ball
Author: Desiree Campbell @the36thavenue
- ½ Cup Warm Water
- 1 Tb Borax
- 1 Tb of Cornstarch
- 2 Tb White Liquid Glue
- Food coloring
- Optional: Disposable rubber gloves.
- In a cup mix the warm water and the borax.
- In another cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring.
- Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup.
- 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.
- Roll the mixture in your hands to make a ball. The more you handle the mixture the firmer it will become.
- You are done!
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.
Your kids are going to love this activity!
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Have a fantastic day and don’t forget to play!
Do you have a substitute for Borax? I am definitely going to try this!
I don’t but I have seen other recipes on Pinterest that are Borax free. You may want to check out on there.
Have a great day!
These look like so much fun! I am going to make these!
My kids will have a “ball” with this Thank you.
Thank you for visiting Jennifer!
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!
That sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you so much for visiting with us!
I love this idea! My son would have so much fun trying to make these!
Lauren, it is a lot of fun!
I will try this it seems like fun?