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How to Make a Rubber Band Ball: 21 Ways

A bouncy rubber band ball is an entertaining toy for kids. You can also keep it on your desk as a paperweight or just continue adding elastic bands to make the ball grow over the years. Who can say? One day, you may make a world record with your crafting efforts.

Make Rubber Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball Instructions

Here is an exciting opportunity to get rid of the old, junk hair rubber bands strewn throughout your drawer. Put them to creative use by crumpling the first few with dry hands to make the core and wrapping the others around it to make a ball of the desired size.

How to Make a Rubber Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball Video Tutorial

In this video, though the middle of the bouncy ball has been made by twisting four rainbow loom rubber bands you can choose any number depending upon the desired size of the ball.

Rubber Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball for Beginners

Let kids have a fun time by teaching them how to make rubber band balls. It’s simple, enjoyable and gives them a compact way to organize rubber bands.

Rubber Band Ball Tutorial

Giant Rubber Band Ball from Scratch

This rubber band ball might look huge, but the process is actually easy and repetitive. Start with a thick rubber band folded 2-3 times and surround it with the other rubber bands one by one.

Giant Rubber Band Ball

If you are a fan of the mammoth balls, you may take an interest in the fact that Joel Waul of USA holds the world record of creating the largest rubber band ball ever that weighs 4,097 kg. Quite a good reason to pursue this hobby, what say?

Biggest Rubber Band Ball

Elastic Band Ball Directions

Elastic band balls can be made of any size by folding rubber bands in opposite directions for the center followed by wrapping bands in any direction for the periphery.

Elastic Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball Step By Step

A little bit of knot tying is involved in this process of creating a bouncy ball. You can have a loop sticking out of the sphere that can be secured to an elastic cord round a kid’s wrist and bounced around!

Make a Rubber Band Ball

Making a Rubber Band Ball By Hand

You can make the core with a marble or a golf ball. Even coins and quarters might help. However, a true rubber band ball doesn’t need such props. It’s made with elastic bands only. Hence, you can try out the previous methods if you are not too keen on cheating!

Making a Rubber Band Ball

Big Rubber Band Ball with Tin Foil

An aluminum foil rolled into a 2-3 cm diameter sphere forms the center for winding the rubber bands around. You can stretch the bands and double them over for a bigger size. Even a tin foil does the job well.

Big Rubber Band Ball

Bouncy Rubber Band Ball Steps

If you find making the middle with a tiny ping pong ball to be easy, you may go ahead with that, but those who do not want to cheat would need only rubber bands for the DIY.

How Is A Rubber Band Ball Made

Homemade Rubber Band Ball

It is important to keep in mind the final structure of the ball while you are going on adding rubber bands. That way you can balance out the load evenly.

How to Rubber Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball of Huge Size

If you want to take part in a largest rubber-band-ball-building challenge, you could find inspiration in the article linked above.

Huge Rubber Band Ball

Make Your Own Rubber Band Ball

Though this ball is made with the help of a marble you may use a baseball or basketball depending upon the dimension of your choice.

Large Rubber Band Ball

Super Bouncy Rubber Band Ball

Ball Out Of Rubber Bands

Mini Elastic Band Ball

Elastic Band Ball Instructions

Rubber Band Ball without a Ball at the Center

If you do not want to use any ball for the core, you can make it with a tin foil as instructed or even paper.

How to Make a Rubber Band Ball without a Ball

Rubber Band Ball of Rainbow Loom Bands

Rubber Band Ball with Rainbow Loom Bands

Rubber Band Ball That Bounces

Rubber Band Bouncy Ball

Small Ball with Rubber Bands

Rubber Band Ball DIY

Rubber Band Ball as an Ornament

Make the holidays fun by tying a bit of cord or ribbon to your homemade rubber band balls and hanging them from the windows or Christmas trees.

Rubber Band Ball Ornament

Toy Rubber Band Ball

Rubber Band Ball Toy

Fast 3D Rubber Band Ball Making

3D Rubber Band Ball

Try out different sizes like that of a soccer ball, baseball, etc. If you like experimenting check out what happens when you cut open a rubber band ball in half, destroy it with a hydraulic press or drop it from a plane (with adequate safety measures, of course!). Children can have a gala time by using the mini version as a toy wrecking ball.

Published on December 13th 2016 by

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