Friday, January 20, 2017

Make Your Own Bouncy Balls

When I first heard that children could make their own bouncy balls, I thought it was too good to be true! The best part is that they’re so easy to make with this DIY recipe!!! Your kids will love this.






Materials:For each ball that you make, you'll need:

*1 T. white glue1/2 tsp. 

*borax powder (can be found in the laundry detergent aisle of most grocery/department stores)

*food coloring (optional)

*3 T. cornstarch

*4 T. warm water


Instructions:

* In one cup, combine the warm water, cornstarch and borax.n another cup or bowl, put the glue.

*Next, add several drops of food coloring to the white glue and stir well.

 *Give your water/borax/cornstarch mixture a good stir to combine all the ingredients (the cornstarch has a tendency to settle on the bottom).Then pour the water mixture into the colored glue.

*Stir and you'll see it immediately start to clump together. Stir a bit more until you have one big, slimy glob

*Take the glob out of the liquid and begin rolling it between the palms of your hands to form a ball. It'll be sticky at first, so keep a paper towel handy to wipe off your hands occasionally. Soon a rubbery ball will form. (We found that just using our palms seemed to work better than using our whole hands and fingers.)

*Once the stickiness is gone and you have a nice smooth ball, that's it! You can bounce away!

Results:

The balls will flatten out after sitting for a while, but storing them in small plastic containers and then rolling them between your palms again will help the super bouncy balls regain their shape. Keep on bouncing! This is a great DIY recipe 




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