Super Bouncy Balls

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  • Questions 4
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Use borax and glue to create shapeable bouncy balls!

Your Instructor: Tia

Difficulty: Medium

Length of Activity: 20 Minutes

Parental Warnings: Household chemical use


  • 1 Tablespoon Borax
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • Elmer's glue (clear or glitter glue)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon
  • Gloves (for safety)

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Wearing gloves to keep your skin safe, combine 1 tablespoon of borax with 1/2 cup warm water in a mixing bowl. Stir until the borax has mostly dissolved.
  2. Once the borax is mostly dissolved, squeeze a few tablespoons of clear glue or glitter glue (Elmer’s works the best) into the solution.
  3. Gently squeeze and shape the glue in the solution until it has formed a ball shape and is no longer sticky.
  4. Test your bouncy ball by bouncing it on the floor or counter!