We had fun making homemade bouncy balls today, even if it did result in one giant mess!
Homemade Bouncy Ball Recipe
Makes one bouncy ball
- 1 Tablespoon white glue
- 2-3 drops of food coloring in color of your choice
- 1/2 teaspoon borax
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 Tablespoons warm water
Mix the glue and a few drops of food coloring of your choice together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch, borax, and warm water together.
Pour the cornstarch mixture over the glue and combine together. Stir until a glob forms.
Take the slimy glob out of the bowl and roll it in your hands. It will be very sticky at first.
Continue rolling for at least a few minutes until it is no longer slimy and feels more like a soft rubber ball (you may need to put some cornstarch on your hands while rolling to help all of the stickiness disappear).
Have fun bouncing your homemade bouncy ball!
Recipe from Sidetracked Sarah
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