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DIY Bouncy Ball – Homemade Play Recipe for Kids

Your kids are going to be amazed when you whip up this play recipe to make your own DIY bouncy ball. Let us show you how EASY it is to make homemade bouncy balls! These instructions and simple recipe with teach you to  make your own bouncy ball with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids too.
Your kids are going to be amazed when you whip up this play recipe to make your own DIY bouncy ball. Let us show you how EASY it is to make homemade bouncy balls! These instructions and simple recipe with teach you to  make your own bouncy ball with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids too.

DIY Bouncy Ball

If you like making your own homemade fun you are going to love this play recipe! Not only are diy bouncy balls super easy to make, but they are customizable too; make your favorite color or color combinations with our bouncy ball recipe. Then get ready for hours of play as kids explore homemade bouncy ball. Plus the simple make your own bouncy ball instructions are simple to follow. Children from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 and more will have fun exploring and discovering cause and effect with this kids activity.

½ Cup Warm Water 1 Tablespoon Borax 1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon White Liquid Glue Food coloring

Bouncy Ball Recipe

With just a couple simple ingredients you can whip up your own:

  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Borax
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoon White Liquid Glue
  • Food coloring

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Make your own bouncy ball

In a cup mix the warm water and the borax. In another cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring. Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup. The glue mixture will harden after 10 seconds; use a fork to take it out of the water.

make your own bouncy ball

How to make homemade bouncy balls

If the glue mixture is still sticky, squish it with your hands and dip it back in the water. Roll the mixture in your hands to make a ball. The more you handle the mixture the firmer it will become.

how to make homemade bouncy balls

Homemade Bouncy Balls

Make as many bouncy balls as you’d like in various colors and sizes!

how do you make a bouncy ball

How do you make a bouncy ball

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Your kids are going to be amazed when you whip up this play recipe to make your own DIY bouncy ball. Let us show you how EASY it is to make homemade bouncy balls! These instructions and simple recipe with teach you to  make your own bouncy ball with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids too.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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