How do you make a bouncy ball?


Quick Answer

The main ingredient needed to make a bouncy ball is borax powder, which is available at most department or grocery stores. Other ingredients needed include food coloring, warm water, cornstarch and white glue. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes.

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  1. Pour the ingredients in separate cups

    In one cup, combine 1/2 teaspoon of borax powder, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 4 tablespoons of warm water. In a separate cup, pour 1 tablespoon of white glue, and add in a few drops of food coloring. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure the color spreads evenly.

  2. Stir the borax mixture thoroughly

    To keep the cornstarch from settling on the bottom of the cup, stir the borax, water and cornstarch mixture thoroughly. Once everything comes together, pour the mixture into the colored glue.

  3. Stir the mixture

    Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they start to clump together. Keep stirring until a single, slimy blob forms.

  4. Take the blob out of the liquid

    Take the blob out of the liquid, and roll it in the palms of your hands. This should form a ball that is sticky at first. Wipe off the hands occasionally using a paper towel, and keep rolling until a rubbery ball forms. The stickiness should disappear, leaving a nice smooth ball that's ready to be used.

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