How to Make Your Own Bouncy Balls at Home


 Kate Bennis

  • Two small bowls
  • Two plastic forks
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Water
  • Borax
  • Corn flour
  • 4-oz bottle of school glue
  • Food coloring


1. Mix 2 tbsp. hot water and 1/2 tsp. Borax in a small bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine 1 tbsp. corn flour, 1 tbsp. glue and a few drops of food coloring.

3. Transfer 1/2 tsp. of the Borax and water mixture into the bowl with corn flour, then mix everything together until it solidifies.

4. Scoop your mixture out and roll it into a ball shape. Let the bouncing begin!

We found that the balls bounced higher after they’d been allowed to sit and harden for 10-20 minutes. Store your new toys in an airtight container after you’re done playing — they’ll last longer.

Kate Bennis