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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!

Borax Bouncy Balls Tutorial #DIY


how to make borax bouncing balls

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • Ziploc Bag
  • 3 Tablespoons Elmer’s School Glue

Borax Bouncing Balls Directions:

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 no longer sticky, take it out to bounce!

playing with their borax bouncy balls

Store 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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