Tour of All Things Bouncy

Summer programming is in full swing.

We had a tour of “all things bouncy” and made our own bouncy balls. We learned that the following recipe is rather forgiving as a “Tablespoon” can occasionally look an awful lot like a “teaspoon” – ah well.

Bouncy Ball Ingredients
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 Tablespoon Borax
1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons White Liquid Glue
Food coloring

Bouncy Ball Instructions
In a cup mix the warm water and the borax.
In another cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring.
Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup.
The glue mixture will harden after 10 seconds; use a fork to take it out of the water. If the glue mixture is still sticky, squish it with your hands and dip it back in the water.
Roll the mixture in your hands to make a ball. The more you handle the mixture the firmer it will become.
You are done!

Once we all had an opportunity to bounce in the bounce house, all that was left was the clean-up.


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