Pinspiration

Her Pinspiration: The Bouncy Ball

Written by Jen Sill

I have aPinterest” account and SO MANY things look like fun.  But until now I have spent more time pinning and not much time doing. 

That all changes here. 

There have been times in my life when I have been ‘crafty’, but I do not profess to be a professional.  The same is true for my photography.  So, I plan to find a ‘Pin,’ attempt it at home with my 3-year-old (and sometimes with my one-year-old), take a few novice pictures and show you our final product. 

Hopefully, you will also be “Pinspired.”  And you may be able to pick and choose which projects you try in your own home.

Today’s Pinspiration:

Getting Started:

What I love about this is that the ingredients are SO simple!!  I had them all in my home already.

  • 2 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Borax
  • One drop of selected food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon Elmer’s Glue-All
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Two Bowls

 

Ingredients for the Homemade Bouncy Ball: Borax, Cornstarch, food coloring, Elmer's Glue-All and warm water. Simple enough.

Directions:

Bowl #1:

Mix Borax, Warm Water and food coloring.

Bowl #2:

Elmer’s Glue-All, Cornstarch and 1/2 a teaspoon of the mixture in bowl #1.

***DO NOT MIX FOR 15 SECONDS****

Then stir until it becomes one big clump.  Pick up the clump and roll into a ball in your hand.  It starts clumpy, but gets more smooth.

My daughter's first bouncy ball.

I was definitely Pinspired by this project.  Mom to 2 Posh Divas has a TON of awesome ideas.  I’ll for sure be back to her site!!

However, if you are on a tight time budget I would hold off.  

My daughter enjoyed the project.  She just loves mixing.  She was not impressed by the ‘bounce’ of the ball.  I wasn’t really either. 

Ease of finding ingredients: 10!!

Ease of directions: 10!!

My own outcome: 5

 Please let me know the Pinspirations you’d like me to try!!  I’d love to be your guinea pig.  Find me on Pinterest under Jennifer Sill.  You can also find Her View From Home on Pinterest too!

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

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