How To Make a Super Bouncy Ball

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A couple of days ago I was trying to make slime, but I mixed up the steps and ended up making a super bouncy ball instead. So, I decided to let you know how to make a super bouncy ball.

I’ve made these bouncy balls before with cornstarch, and they’re cool, but they don’t bounce nearly as high as these super bouncy balls do! I think the cornstarch bouncy balls keep their shape longer, so try both!

Make a Super Bouncy Ball

What You Need To Make a Super Bouncy Ball:

  • 1/4 Cup Elmer’s Glue-All
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax (you can find this in the laundry aisle)
  • Gel Food Dye
  • 1/4 cup Warm Water

Make a Bouncy Ball

How To Make a Super Bouncy Ball

  1. Pour glue into a bowl
  2. Add a few drops of the gel food dye
  3. Stir until it’s pretty blended together. This doesn’t have to be perfect, just stir it a bit.
  4. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax to the Mix and stir your mixture together. It will start to form a gooey plastic-like substance.
  5. Now, add the water and stir the mixture around in the water. The water will never mix with the mixture, but it does help to stiffen it up.
  6. When your mixture is stiff enough, take it out of the bowl and run it under warm water in the sink until it hardens up. (It will never harden all the way, it’s going to be more like a big glob than anything else.)
  7. Dry off the glob with a towel and form into a ball.

This gooey mixture will bounce anywhere, and you can form it into all sorts of shapes. It’s moldable, and will stay in ball form for a little while before you have to reshape it. When you’re done playing, store it in an airtight container so you can use it again and again!

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  1. Thank you for the recipe it I going to be my school Science fair project.

  2. My super bouncy ball did not bounce very well. I made two of them, making the recipe twice. One cracked and I had to throw it away. I used all the appropriate ingredients. What went wrong?


    1. You might need more borax. Sometimes I end up needing more depending on the weather.

  3. hi

    how many average size bouncy balls will this mixture make please?

  4. Made these…super easy but the next day they were all flat and I could not get them back to ball shape!! Any help out there? Need for a school project!

    1. Hi. What is gel food dye? Can I use regular food colouring? In love with this recipe. My kids love balls and crafts!

    2. Keep them in a sealed bag or container
      Or else the gel with get flat and dry up

    3. Once it is round, store it in shrink wrap until you are ready to use to again. Return it to shrink wrap when you are done if you want to use it again.

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