Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls


  • White school glue
  • Borax
  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Glowing paint
  • A black light
  • UV safety glasses

I would recommend using flashlights or a light fixture. I think the flashlights are going to be much more fun to use. You can find a lot of these materials online also.

In a small bowl, combine:

  • 1/2 tsp. of Borax
  • 4 tbsp. of corn starch
  • 4 tbsp. of warm water

Mix all of the ingredients together until they are dissolved.

In a complete separate Bowl:

  • 1 tbsp. white glue
  • 1 tsp. of glowing paint

Mix the ingredients until all the paint is blended with the glue.

When the ingredients of both bowls are well mixed, then combine both of the bowls. Allow the ingredients to react by themselves for a minute or two and begin stirring.

As you are stirring a sticky, slimy material will form.

Take the material and work it with your hands, rolling and shaping it into a ball.

As you are shaping the material it will lose its stickiness and become dry and hard, but you can still mold it.

Continue to roll the material until a bouncy ball was formed. Repeat steps for every one that you would like to make.

Rainbow Bouncy Balls

  • You will need to make 6 separate glow in the dark bouncy balls, one of each color of the rainbow. Then break them apart. Break into 6 pieces to make 6 Rainbow bouncy balls.

You can store them in a zip lock bag in the fridge for future play. When you want to use it again just take out the material and re form it to make the bouncy balls.

Please keep them out of reach of children. Adults should be the ones that handles with making them. Only give to your child if he or she is suitable for this activity.

Have fun!


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