Intro: Homemade Bouncy Balls
This step by step guide will show you an easy and creative way to make homemade bouncy balls. This is a great activity to do with kids that is easy to do and inexpensive to make!
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
Gather the following ingredients:
· Corn starch
· Food coloring
· Warm water
· 2 plastic cups
· Plastic spoon
· Measuring spoon
· Measuring cup
Step 2: Label the "Borax Solution"
Label one of the plastic cups “Borax Solution”
Step 3: Label the "Ball Mixture"
Label the other plastic cup “Ball Mixture”
Step 4: Mix Water and Borax
In the Borax Solution cup, pour 4 ounces of warm water. Then add 1 teaspoon of borax powder and stir with the plastic spoon. Mix well until all of the borax powder is completely dissolved in the water.
Step 5: Mix Glue and Food Coloring
In the Ball Mixture cup pour 1 tablespoon of glue and add 3-4 drops of food coloring. Mix until the coloring is completely mixed in.
Step 6: Combine the Two Mixtures
Add ½ teaspoon borax solution and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the glue mix. Do not stir immediately.
Step 7: Allow the Mixtures to React
Allow the two mixes to sit for 10-15 seconds to react with each other.
Step 8: Mix!
Stir the mixture until impossible to mix anymore.
Step 9: Remove the Mixture
Remove the mixture from the cup and knead in your hands into a ball shape. The mixture will be sticky and at first, but will harden as you continue to knead.
Step 10: Knead Into a Ball
The ball will take 3-5 minutes to solidify. Once the mixture has hardened into a ball, bounce!