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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


          3 simple ingredients and you have a bouncy ball

  • Borax (this is found in the laundry soap section of many stores)
  • Cornstarch
  • Warm water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Elmer’s Glue (clear or white)

 Borax is something to be careful with- you don’t want this stuff in a  mouth so watch for any little fingers when you are making these balls.

In one cup mix 2 tablespoons of warm water and 1/2 teaspoon borax. Stir to dissolve.  Add food coloring if you like (if you don’t the balls will turn out to be white from the Elmer’s Glue.)

In the second cup, put 1 tablespoon of glue and add 1/2 teaspoon of the Borax solution you just made plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch.


Give the ingredients about 15 seconds to work their magic and then stir.

You  want to stir until it gets too hard.  This mixture feels like wet cement in your hands so stir in the cup as long as you can.

Once it gets too hard, use a spoon to put it all in your palm and start gently rolling into a ball.  Keep rolling until it is no longer gooey and starts to get a solid shape. 

Set it aside for just a few minutes until it is no longer sticky to the touch.  And bounce!!  We added  glitter to the ball during the rolling process and it turned into a sparkly glitter ball.

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