DIY Bouncy Ball

My son has been slowing down on his bracelet making in recent months, but he still has hundreds of those little rainbow loom bands. He came home from daycare yesterday with a new project he learned from a girl there.  I was happy because it would start to use up some of those bands! He was excited to share with me how to make a Rainbow Loom Band Bouncy Ball and asked if I wanted to take pictures of the process. I thought that was a great idea, so if your kids have tons of those mini colored bands hanging around, here’s a fun craft that they’ll enjoy making and enjoy playing with even more!


Rainbow Loom Bands (I used Glow in the Dark Ones)

Piece of paper computer paper

How to make a Rainbow Loom Band Bouncy Ball:
Rubber Band Bouncy Ball

Tear off a small piece of paper

Paper to Bouncy BallCreate a bouncy ball with paper and rainbow loom bands!

Roll the paper between your hands to create a ball.

How to make a bouncy ballWrap the paper with the bands. I switch it up, several just wrapped once, and one or two wrapped twice – switch it up as you go.

Rubber Band Bouncy BallKeep adding bands until you can no longer see the paper… and then add a few more layers – you want it to be about the size of a normal bouncy ball! Make sure the last 3-4 bands that you add are wrapped around the ball twice.  That’s it, you’re done! Now it’s time to start playing!