How to make your own bouncy balls!

Here’s a super fun activity to try out with the kiddies over the holidays 😊 we did it the other day and it was a lot of fun!

You will need:

1/2 a cup of warm water

1 tbsp of borax (found in the laundry aisle of Coles/woollies 

Food colouring or watercolours (if you don’t want a little bit of staining)

1 tbsp of cornflour

2 tbsp of white liquid glue

(The above makes ONE bouncy ball)

Hint: use disposable gloves 😉


In a cup mix the warm water and borax.

In another cup, mix together the glue, cornflour & food colouring.


Pour the glue mixture into the cup with the water/borax mixture.


The glue mixture will slowly harden. When this happens pull the mixture out with a fork. If still soft put back in the water/borax mixture for a bit longer.

Roll the hardened glue mixture into a ball and voilà you have your very own bouncy ball!


Happy making!

Sarah (The OCD Mumma) x


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