There’s something awesome about the way that kids enjoy the little things in life. Something as simple as a plastic bouncy ball can bring hours of enjoyment and entertainment. But why fork over your hard-earned dough for plastic bouncy balls for your kids when you can give them the materials and help them make their own? We spotted this great idea for DIY bouncy balls over at Craft Snob, the website of crafty mama of two Sara Lanan, who has shared tutorials for two different types of bouncy balls that you can make at home. They’re super budget-friendly and make a great afternoon project for little ones.
What you’ll need:
• Rubber bands
• Hair elastics
Yes, that’s really it. No glue, no paint—just elastics and a little patience. You’ll find the complete instructions (and some great photos!) for these DIY bouncy balls over at Craft Snob. And check out our craft section for more great ideas!