- 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)