These polymer bouncy balls were something my kids had been begging me to make since they first saw them on Pinterest. However, the pinterest picture is very misleading. I’m sure they took a picture of actual bouncy balls and not the kind this recipe makes.
It was fairly easy to do once I had stocked up on the ingredients. I usually have borax since I make my own laundry detergent, but cornstarch was something I was running low on.
The balls were fun for them to make, but they lost interest in them soon after they were done. They don’t hold their shape and turn into hard lumps, like dried Play Doh if you don’t store them in something air tight. No matter, my kids didn’t want to keep them.
The next project I did was mainly for the three year old who was causing quite a mess in our bouncy ball creation. I set her up to do the vinegar and baking soda eye dropper thing.
It’s simple to set up and and not very messy. She enjoyed it and soon all the kids were gravitating to her station and wanting to try it. It’s a quick project though. Don’t expect more than about 10 minutes (or less) of occupied time.
A little fizz and a little goo, all good fun for a Friday afternoon.