DIY Bouncy Balls

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DIY Bouncy Balls

Make Your Own Bouncy Ball


What You Need:

  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tb Borax
  • 1 Tb of Cornstarch
  • 2 Tb White Liquid Glue
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic cups
  • Stir sticks
  • News Paper or disposable tablecloth (Make sure to cover your work space)
  • Disposable rubber gloves unless you’re not afraid to get messy 😉

What To Do:

  1. In a cup mix the warm water and the borax. (mix until Borax is dissolved) 
  2. In a separate cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring. (mix until the mixture looks like melted frosting)
  3. Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup. *LET SIT IN THE WATER FOR 20 SECONDS WITHOUT STIRRING! (the ingredients need to begin reacting and forming their polymer chains)
  4. After the 20 seconds stir; mixture will quickly solidify and become difficult to stir.
  5. Remove the blob and squeeze and roll until you have a ball.
  6. Give it a Bounce!



Note : The balls may 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.


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