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I have always been tempted to buy the rubber band balls at the office stores. They seem like a decent way to store extra rubber bands and honestly just seem like a fun thing to play around with too! But instead of spending the money on one I decided to make my own since I had a huge bag of assorted rubber bands laying around.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Marble or bouncy ball core: If you choose to use a marble or bouncy ball, you will start your rubber band ball by wrapping a rubber band around your object. Then turn it and wrap one across your first one, creating an X.
Rubber band core: If you choose to make your core with rubber bands, it is best to choose a few wider, thicker rubber bands. Start by flattening your rubber band and then rolling it up into a ball shape. Then take another one and wrap it around to secure it in the ball. Then turn your core and wrap a rubber band across your first one, creating an X.
Note: One thing I discovered is the rubber bands really dried out my fingers and I needed to apply lotion afterwards. It was fun to make though! :)
By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA
This video shows you the step by step process to making a rubber band ball. View the full project here: Making a Rubber Band Ball
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What do you do with those large balls made out of rubber bands? Mine is baseball size. I've started a new one, but what to do with the large one?
By Jackie M.
Most of my friends who have those large rubber band balls just keep them as decoration somewhere in their rooms but if you wanna get creative, what I did with a friend was i dipped a part of the ball in paint and used them to make some cool paintings. I saw some other answers on here about other ways you can use it, in the related bar. Good luck (: