Borax Bouncy Balls Tutorial #DIY

Borax has been around for as long as I can remember. Being a small girl I remember my grandmother pulling her box of Borax from the shelf and adding it to her laundry as a laundry booster. I’ve used in my own home to remove stains and visited their site for cleaning tips.

I’m sure when I received the 20 Mule Team Borax the intention was to write a review about laundry. Let’s face it, we know how to do laundry! It consumes a large portion of our week. So? We decided to show you something amazing you can use 20 Mule Team Borax for besides laundry!

Something like Borax Bouncy Balls!

Here’s what you need:

how to make bouncing balls


1 Tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax

1/2 Cup Warm Water

Ziploc Bag

3 Tablespoons Elmer’s School Glue


Pour 1/2 cup water into Ziploc Bag.

Add 1 Tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax to the water.

Mush the bag until the Borax dissolves

Add 3 T. Elmer’s School Glue. Note: The glue is going to get “stiff” quickly so adding it as quickly as possible is preferred.

Making bouncy balls from borax

Seal Ziploc bag and begin kneading the glue.

One it gets “stiff”, remove the glue “glob” from the bag and knead with your hands. There may be pockets of glue, so be prepared.

Work the glue with your hands into a round, ball shape.

borax bouncy balls

Once the “glob” is not longer sticky, take it out to bounce!

borax bouncy ballsStore the bouncy ball in the borax water solution to keep from drying out. You may have to knead it again when you take it out to use it.


Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book and celebrating the little things.

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Julee is the writer behind the blog, Mommy’s Memorandum. She vents her emotions through flour and butter. While she realizes there are the tried and true endorphin-inducers like exercise, being thankful and eating healthy, she prefers to live in the fast lane: real butter, a new recipe with a gazillion calories and laughing until she sobs…and of course blogging. She’s perky, quirky, dorky. A Utah native and NC transplant with an appetitie to taste the world, meet its desserts!
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  1. crystal allen says:

    my tip is to wash in cold water: it saves money and keeps your clothes from shrinking

  2. shanta spradlin says:

    If its a tough stain, I put detergent on it and let it sit over night.

  3. Hang dry your clothes!

  4. kathy pease says:

    i like to hand clothes on the line to save dryer costs

  5. Julia Goldberg says:

    awesome for cleaning, I use it in my home

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