…only experiments with unexpected outcomes.
Charlotte and I picked up some Borax at the Commissary today, and I had high hopes of making these homemade bouncy balls.
We tried again. The second attempt was better. The goo formed into a ball, but did not harden. The consistency resembled the gak that I remember playing with when I was a kid. As soon as I set the goo/gak ball down on the counter, it flattened out like a pancake.
We were running low on glue by this point, but I told the kids that we could try one more time. This attempt was the best out of the three. It formed into a ball, and although it hardened more than the other two attempts, it still wound up flattening out.
The goo could be formed into back into balls, and in ball form did actually bounce a little. We played with it other ways too.
Although our experiment didn’t have the expected results, we still had a great time with our non-balls!
This post is linked to: It’s Playtime @ The Imagination Tree, Weekly Kid’s Co-op @ Train Up a Child: Learn as We Go, The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Made By Little Hands @ Delicate Construction