You can use everyday household ingredients to make a bouncy ball!
We love easy science experiments we can do with the kids! This homemade glow in the dark bouncy ball is one of the coolest DIY projects for kids!
Kids love playing with bouncy balls, but I'm sure they'll love playing with their own homemade bouncy balls even more!
IMPORTANT: Borax is not edible. This is not intended for children under 3 years old. Adult supervision required. Gloves are recommended for those with sensitive skin. Wash hands after playing.
How to Make Homemade Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls
Grab your ingredients!
Mix together the water and borax until the borax is dissolved into the water.
Stir in glitter and/or food coloring. This is optional if your glue is colored.
Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons glow in the dark glue, depending on how large you want the ball to be. Stir as a thick slime begins to form.
Once the glue has come together, use hands to squeeze and shape the ball.
Remove the ball from the solution and roll it in your hands, squeezing together, until the stickiness is gone and the ball is shaped. If the ball is still sticky, dip the ball back into the solution and then remove and roll in your hands until smooth.
Turn off the lights and enjoy the fun glowing bouncy ball!
If squeezed or thrown too hard, these balls will break but can be rolled and squeezed back together. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
If squeezed or thrown too hard, these balls will break but can be rolled and squeezed back together.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
How to Make a Ball with More Than One Color
After the thick slime forms, remove the ball from the solution. Start mixing a second ball. When the thick slime forms, add the first ball to the second and press together.
Continue with instructions.