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Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Bouncy Rock Balls

Make Your Own Bouncy Rock Balls

Photo Source - Having Fun at Home

To me, these balls look like the Bouncy Rock Balls you can buy for around $4 at stores but with a rainbow of colors instead of the gray color they normally come in and these are ALOT cheaper! Katey from Having Fun at Home posted this wonderful recipe on her blog on how to make your very own bouncy rock balls at home for very cheap!
I'm going to try this with my daughters very soon....... as soon as I get to the store to buy some Borax and school glue!!!

All you need is:

Borax (found in laundry section of the grocery store)
Elmer’s Glue (clear)
Food Coloring
Craft sticks

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of School glue into a small container and add 2 or 3 drops of food coloring and mix together.
  • Add 1 teaspoon Borax and wait fifteen seconds.
  • Mix with a craft stick or something similar, until it’s too thick to stir anymore. 
  • Knead and roll the dough into a ball with your hands.  It'll be sticky at first, but will eventually turn rubbery and dry. 
Once this happens....... Bounce!

These balls won't be perfectly round but that's what makes it more fun! They look like colored rocks and bounce a bit crazy! 

It's best if you make sure that nothing breakable is close by and that your young child does NOT eat the balls.

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