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How to Make a Ball Out of Rubber Bands

Do you have too many rubber bands cluttering your desk? Gather them together into a rubber band ball!


  • Step 1: Start the core To get your rubber band ball started, you need to make a core. To do this, take one rubber band and twist it in half. Then twist it in half again.
  • Step 2: Finish the core To finish the core, tightly wrap a second rubber band around it until the two are stable.
  • TIP: If you have trouble getting the two rubber bands started, you can crumple a sheet of paper or tin foil into a ball or even begin your rubber band ball with a small marble.
  • Step 3: Start wrapping Take your third rubber band and wrap it around your core.
  • Step 4: Repeat Repeat until you run out of rubber bands.
  • TIP: To get a round shape, wrap the bands at varying angles, covering thinner parts with new rubber bands.
  • Step 5: Tie bands together To create a ball that fills your friends with awe, you may need to tie rubber bands together to fit around the increasingly large sphere.
  • Step 6: Bounce! Whether your rubber band ball is palm sized or basketball sized, you'll enjoy bouncing it around your office. It's much more fun than pesky rubber band clutter!
  • FACT: In 2006, Oregonian Steve Milton became the first professional rubber band ball maker.

You Will Need

  • At least 50 rubber bands
  • A sheet of paper (optional)
  • Tin foil (optional)
  • A marble (optional)

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