A Cowboy's Life: Homemade Bouncy Balls

Homemade Bouncy Balls

9:46:00 AM

DIY bouncy balls that require you to make a little mess? Sign us up! These only take a few minutes to make and are super easy.

Supplies needed:
1 tbsp Elmer's Glue
1/2 tsp. Borax
3 tbsp Cornstarch
4 tbsp warm water
food coloring (optional)

Start by mixing the glue and a few drops of food coloring in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the water, cornstarch and Borax together. Then combine all ingredients. (Ignore the shirt change - I didn't want the food coloring to stain Carson's shirt so I did quick switch to an old shirt)


Take the glob out of the mixture and roll it in your hands to form a ball. It will be sticky at first, but you can wipe some of it off on a paper towel.


After a few minutes you have a bouncy ball! *You may have to play around with the mixture some to get the best texture.

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17 comments

  1. Looks like a really fun project! (Stopping by from The Blogger's Digest.) http://www.boostyourphotography.com

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  2. I object that homemade bouncy balls were not available when my little one was this size. Love it.

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    1. Ha! Wouldn't it have been nice to have Pinterest to find great ideas?

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  3. Thanks for sharing at my Friday T.G.I.F. party :) I use to make these with my kids when they were younger, brought back great memories. Have a great weekend

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  4. What a cutie pie. Looks like he had a blast. Please come share at the Anything Goes weekly linky, if you have not already.

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  5. oh he looks to be enjoying this much thanks for sharing

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  6. This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing at Friday Pin Fest!

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  7. How fun! Makes me wish I was a kid again!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  8. What a great idea. I am sure my boys would love to get their hands messy just to make balls. Pinning. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

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  9. Wow very cool! Definitely need to keep this in mind. I have a lot of younger nieces and nephews who might like this! Visiting from the Gingham & roses link up.

    May from La Vie en May

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  10. What a great idea! This would be so much fun to do with my little guy. Thanks for linking it up with us for Mom's Library last week! It's one of my features this week :)

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  11. Your little one sure had a blast making this. Pinning.

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  12. This looks like a lot of fun! I am pinning this!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  13. Oh he's adorable. Great diy for doing with or for kids. Adding to my kids crafts Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! Theresa

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  14. This looks so fun and your son is adorable! Thanks for sharing at the #lovetolearnlinky I hope you will come share again this Thursday.

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  15. This is wonderful - such a great idea for sensory play, and a brilliant toy at the end of it. Even if u get the mixture wrong first off, as you say, still lots of fun working out how to get it right and doing it all again! Thanks for sharing with the Parenting Pin it Party!

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