Super Fun Color Changing Bouncy Balls
These color changing bouncy balls are super fun and the perfect activity to do with kids!
We had so much fun recently when we made color changing slime. So, since we already had the ingredients, we went ahead and tried these awesome color changing bouncy balls too! Your kids will love making and then playing with these bouncy balls! Such a great activity for summer, or a snow day, or really any time.
Check out the tutorial below!
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What you will need:
- ½ cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon Borax Detergent Booster
- Glitter, if desired
- 2 to 3 tablespoons color changing glue (used: yellow to red glue and blue to purple glue)
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. Glitter glue can also be used.
How to make the color changing bouncy balls
- Mix together the water and borax until the borax is dissolved into the water.
2. Stir in glitter if desired.
3. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons 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.
5. 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.
- To activate the color change, place in direct sunlight.
Tips to make these bouncy balls even more awesome!
- If squeezed or thrown too hard, these balls will break but can be rolled and squeezed back together.
- To make a ball with more than one color, we tried two ways:
- After adding the glue and before stirring, add a second color of food coloring. This method made a murky colored ball.
- 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. This yielded the best results.
Don’t these look like fun?!
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