DIY Bouncy Ball for Kids is an easy and fun DIY project for you to make when you are stuck at home. This bouncy ball activity is fun cause you to combine Elmer’s glitter glue and Borax for a bouncy ball that is so much fun to make and play with.
DIY Bouncy ball recipe is so easy and you might raid your cupboard and craft supplies to see if you have the ingredients on hand. So simple, but yet highly enjoyable.
DIY Bouncy Ball
With the stay at home order in place, and homeschooling the kids, this could make a fun science experiment even to break up the day. I wanted to create something fun for the kids, but also help them learn as they were creating a bouncy ball with Borax.
What Do You Need To Make A Homemade Bouncy Ball
Now, I want you to know, this glue needs to be Elmer’s or it won’t work. You will find if you try to use it with other brands of glue it might not work well. For us, Elmer’s is the only glue I have found that works. If you use a different brand and have success let me know in the comments below.
How To Make DIY Bouncy Balls Without Cornstarch
- You will add your warm water and Borax in a bowl and mix until the Borax is fully dissolved.
- Add in your glitter glue, and work your way to creating the perfect texture.
- Once your ball begins to form, then shape into a bowl. In the printable card below I share how to troubleshoot if you need to adjust the ratio of ingredients to get the ball to form properly.
Can I Double This Glitter Glue Bouncy Ball Recipe
Of course! You are more than welcome to make as many balls as you would like. This is a no cornstarch bouncy ball recipe. I do use Borax and glue, but that is it besides water. Feel free to make as many as you would like and all different colors.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 TBSP Borax
- 2 TBSP Elmer’s Glitter Glue (Important it is Elmer’s Brand)
- Spoon to stir
- Pour warm water in a small bowl.
- Add Borax and mix until mostly dissolved. Add as much Elmer’s glue as you’d like. The more glue you add, the bigger the bouncy ball you’ll have. Knead and mix the glue under the Borax with your fingers.
- Take out of the Borax. Squish together and press out any air bubbles. Then use both hands and roll it into a ball.
TIP: If the bouncy ball is too sticky when taken out of the Borax, dry it (and
your hands!) off on a paper towel so it won’t slide when you’re trying to form it into a ball. Don’t OVER-squish it after it’s formed, or it will crumble.
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