BIG Rubber Band Ball





Introduction: BIG Rubber Band Ball

This is an instructable of how to make a big elastic band ball.

Step 1: What You Need

All you need is some Aluminium foil and some rubber bands (or elastic bands- your preference)

Step 2: Step 1:

Grab a sheet of Al Foil and roll it into a ball about 2 or 3 cm's diameter (distance across the centre)
It doesn't matter if it is a bit deformed, that straightens out.

Step 3: Step 2:

Start to wrap your ball in rubber bands by stretching them around. At the start I normally need to double mine over. It will take a bit of time but eventually you can do it without looking so can watch tv while doing it. Keep goind until it is your desired size. This image has about 5 bands on it.

Step 4: Step 3:

When you are done it can be kept on your desk, bounced, rolled or anything you want to do with it. The largest ball ever was about 910.8 KG (2,008 Pounds) and made by a person called John Bain. My friend made one the size of a small netball. So enjoy your rubbery goodness.

(P.S. it is not tin foil as it is made of aluminium)



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    that is cheating you are supposed to do it with out a ball in the middle.P.s if you like it that way you can keep it :)

    i just started my rubber band ball yesterday and its about an inch in diameter. it has a rubber core, but I find that if you use a different material for the core it tends to bounce higher....

    not to ruin this instructable,but if u want to bounce high but it is too hard to use pure rubber band use a corner of a piece of paper and start out with braces rubber bands and work ur way up.DO NOT MAKE PAPER WOD TO BIG!

    Thats basically what the instructable is. Instead of using a pure rubber core, you use another substance. I said you could use small bands initially around the aluminium foil Wad, but I guess paper would do just as well.

    lol i used a wad of rubberbands only one though, and my one bounces extreme high and only 1"

    for mine, I just took a band and tied quite a few knots in it, like you said about the foil, it works itself out later and becomes a sphere.

    actually,smll(tiny) piece of foil would work good

    newest largest rubberband ball is 9,032 pounds it on ebay 100k look it up

    id love to buy and make bigger and take credit and be in geuniss,that would be cheap though...