Mommy's Time Out Magazine August 2018 - Page 14


You will need:

1/2 cup or warm water

1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Food color (optional)

2 tablespoons of white glue (Elmer’s school glue works the best)

1 tablespoon of borax (found in the laundry section of the grocery store)

How to:

1. Prepare the borax and water mixture. Measure out 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 T of borax. Give the mixture a good stir to dissolve the borax.

2. Prepare the bouncy ball mixture by combining the glue and cornstarch.

3. The measurements are a little forgiving- use a 1/4 cup measuring cup filling it halfway with glue (2 T) before adding the 1 T of cornstarch. Stir the glue and cornstarch until combined using a kid-sized butter knife.

4. Add a couple drops of food coloring to the glue/cornstarch mixture and give it a little stir.

5. Now for the fun and gooey part. Pour the glue mixture into the borax water and let it sit for about 10-15 seconds. The glue mixture starts to harden and can be removed easily with a fork.

6. Grab the gooey blob and squish it between your hands. Roll in between your hands and the stickiness will disappear.

Note: If your ball still feels sticky give it a little dunk in the borax water and it should firm up. Once the ball is formed, it is ready to bounce!


with Teryn Daysh