How to make a Rubber Band Ball

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Hey guys!
Are you looking for a quick summer boredom buster for the kids?  Today I am going to show you how to make these super easy Rubber Band Balls.  I remember creating these as a kid and having a ton of fun!


All you need is a bag of rubber bands.  You can usually find them at a dollar store or an office supply store.  One large bag will create dozens of rubber band balls.


Begin by folding one of the thicker bands over itself a few times to create the centre of the ball.


Next wrap a rubber band around the centre band a few times.


Continue to wrap rubber bands around each other until the ball reaches the size that you are looking for.


For a larger ball, start by crumpling a piece of paper into a tight ball.  


Wrap rubber bands around the ball until it reaches the size that you want.  
We found that balls that started with a rubber band as the centre were bouncier than balls that had a ball of paper at the centre.
Our boys enjoyed seeing who could make the bigger, bouncier ball!
Your kids will love making these!!

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