Homemade Bouncy Ball

This recipe is really good except that the ball will not be as bouncy as the ones that you buy at the store. I bought my sons some time ago a kit at the Hobby Lobby to actually make bouncy balls and you just had to add water. It was cool, and they were fascinated with it. Well, after researching lots to make our own, we did this “experiment” with stuff that we always have in the house.
You will need:

  • 2 bowls per child
  • Elmers glue
  • Borax
  • warm water
  • food coloring
  • cooking spray
  • measuring spoons
  • Cornstarch


First, dissolve 1/2 tsp of Borax into 2 TBSP of warm water. Add food coloring and set aside.

Spray 1 tablespoon and add Elmer’s glue. This will help the glue come off the spoon easier, but make sure the spoon is not dripping with oil, otherwise the ball will not turn out good.

In another bowl, add the glue.

Then add 1/2 tsp of the borax, food coloring and water mix to the glue.

Add 1 TBSP of cornstarch. Let stand for 20 seconds.

After the 20 seconds, start mixing. It will be wet and sticky.

Take out of the ball and start rolling. This is how it will look like at the beginning, but as you continue rolling, it will harden.

Ta DA!

3 thoughts on “Homemade Bouncy Ball

  1. Home-made bouncy balls! Awesome! My son will go nuts about this. Thanks for sharing. I am stopping by from the “mom on time out” link party. I'm your newest follower and I'd love to have you stop by my little blog: dosmallthingswithlove.blogspot.com


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.