Bouncy Balls
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These simple bouncy balls require just a few materials from around the house and only take 5 minutes to make!  They provide plenty of FUN.  Bounce to it!!

Category Crafts/Non-food Fun Serves 1 bouncy ball
Cooking Time 00:05 Kid Friendly Yes
 
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These simple bouncy balls require just a few materials from around the house and only take 5 minutes to make!  They provide plenty of FUN.  Bounce to it!!

Category Crafts/Non-food Fun
Serves 1 bouncy ball
Cooking Time 00:05
Kid Friendly Yes
 
 
 
Fleischmann's®
 
 
Ingredients
 
1 tablespoon Borax® Detergent Booster
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons white school glue OR clear school glue**
1 tablespoon Fleischmann's® Corn Starch
Food Colouring - Various Colours, as desired
 
Instructions
 

Note:  This is enough to make one bouncy ball.  It is best to make these one at at time. 

Add Borax® to the warm water and stir well.

In a separate container, mix corn starch with glue.  Add food colouring.  (Use as much as needed to get the desired shade). 

Scoop the coloured glue mix into the Borax® mix and stir well for about a minute, for the glue mixture to absorb some of the water.  There will still be water remaining. 

Using a spoon, scoop the glue mix out and start to form it into a ball with your hands.  It will feel messy and sticky at first, but will slowly start to come together and firm up as you keep rolling it.  The more you roll the ball, the firmer it becomes.  It should have the consistency of thick silly putty.  Bounce away!

Store the ball(s) in a resealable plastic bag so it doesn't dry out.  The balls can lose their shape, but can be easily reformed.

 

**You can also use glitter glue, but it makes a more textured ball. 

 

Used with permission from ChicagoParent.com

 

 

 
 
 
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