Random But Cool: How to Make Bouncy Balls from Common Household Items!

by Capree K

Random But Cool: How to Make Bouncy Balls from Common Household Items!

I realize that this how-to strays a bit from our normal fare, but goshdarnit, it's too cool not to share!  Maybe it's the overgrown kid inside me or my love of science (have I told y'all I was in the science club in high school??  Geek to the max.), but the idea of making bouncy balls--from scratch--out of regular ol' household items totally intrigues me.  If you're equally intrigued, or just want to impress your five-year-old, check out what you'll need below!   

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Blow Some Colored Bubbles!

by Chris Gardner

You can use your command of chemistry to make colored bubbles.
Dude, who knew? Apparently, by adding some accessible chemical compounds and indicator to a basic bubble solution (1/2 cup liquid dishwater detergent, 4 tablespoons glycerin, and 4-1/2 cups water) you can create nearly opaque chromaorbs from your bubble wand.

From About.com Chemistry: "Add the sodium hydroxide and indicator to the bubble solution. You want enough indicator so that the bubbles will be deeply colored. For each liter of bubble...

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