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How To Make a Super Bouncy Ball

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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Amber

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

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

Linda

Friday 26th of April 2019

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?

Thanks!

Jamie

Friday 26th of April 2019

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

Katelyn

Thursday 29th of March 2018

I love to make crafts and things

orion

Sunday 19th of February 2017

it did not work

K

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

Hi, ours did not bounce :( what did we do wrong?