DIY Bouncy Ball

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DIY Bouncy Ball
DIY Bouncy Ball

Did you ever think you could create your own bouncy ball? Well, if you're looking to have some fun with your children then you need to try out this DIY bouncy ball craft. This is such a fun kids craft that you can make in the kitchen. Let your kids go crazy with dying their bouncy balls different colors and seeing how high they can make them bounce. This handmade bouncy ball is a great science experiment for your kids to play and learn with, and you'll have fun making them too!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Borax
  • White school glue
  • Food coloring
  • Hot water
  • Corn starch

DIY Bouncy Ball

How to Make a Homemade Bouncy Ball

  1. Take one cup of hot water and dissolve a couple tablespoons of Borax in the hot water. 

  2. Taking 4 tablespoons of glue add a couple of drops of food coloring and a couple tablespoons of corn starch. Mix this all together as best you can. 

  3. Pour your glue mixture in to the Borax solution. 

    Note: if you would like to make smaller bouncy balls you can cut down the portions. 

  4. Reach into your solution and begin kneading it. If your little ball is still really sticky put it back into your borax solution and then continue to knead it. 

  5. Begin to roll it into a smooth ball shape until you are satisfied with with the shape. 

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OMG how clever! My nephews would love making their own bouncy balls! Plus, they like getting messy. :)


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