Children just love fun with the ball and are ready to run and jump with him at least a whole day. And how much excitement causes a game with a little skipjack! You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make it at home. So choose the most suitable option and create models of elastic bun for your toddler.
A gift from Christopher Columbus
A thousand years ago, people used little balls to perform religious rituals. They were made from different materials, but thanks to Columbus the world learned about a rubber bun, which to this day children of different nations gladly engage in their games. What is the secret of such popularity of skipjack? First of all, in size. A small ball fits perfectly in your pocket, which means you can take it with you everywhere. In addition, he:
- pleasant to the touch (which is important for the development of fine motor skills of the child);
- rebounds from any surfaces;
Proven Ways to Make a Jumping Toy
Thanks to this spread of children's fun, a lot of recipes for making skip out of improvised means appeared. Here are the most simple.
From the egg
Yes, yes, you were not mistaken - a jumping ball can be made from a chicken egg. Only for this we have to remember the school chemistry course.
- 2/3 Art. vinegar;
- 1 chicken egg.
- Boil a hard boiled egg.
- Omit it in vinegar.
- Leave for 2 days.
- We take out and washed under running water. The ball is ready.
This method is based on the fact that the calcium contained in the shell dissolves under the action of acid - vinegar. And the contents of the eggs in the reaction process turns into a jelly. If you conduct this experiment with a raw product, then you can see a mobile yolk in the light. True, for its intended purpose such a "ball" can not be used: it is very fragile.
This is one of the most common options for the manufacture of jumper. For crafts, you can use both PVA and silicate glue - it all depends on what kind of ball you want to get in the end. From the first jumper you get a matte white, and from the second - transparent.
- PVA glue;
- long stick (from ice cream);
- rubber gloves.
- In a bowl, mix in equal proportions glue and alcohol (40 ml).
- Hands give the mass the shape of a ball.
- Give the craftwork 20 minutes to thicken completely. The toy is ready.
Knowing how to make a jumper from PVA glue, you can experiment with the appearance of the ball. It is enough to add food coloring to the mixture, and the jumping ball will become brighter. But if you want to use silicate glue, then pay attention: it should be taken 4 times more than alcohol. The rest of the procedure is no different.
Unusual skipping of the skipjack can be achieved by mixing individual pieces. To do this, distribute the mixture in several bowls, throw in each dye. Mix the pieces and form the ball.
If you have a lot of office gum in your home, and there is clearly no chance of dressing a lot of large banknotes in the near future, ask your child to make a skipjack.
- newspaper (paper);
- foil sheet;
- From the newspaper we roll the ball.
- Wrap it in foil.
- In a few layers reel gum.
That's all the technology that describes how to make a jumper out of gum. As a filler, you can use foam plastic instead of a newspaper, cutting out a suitable form from it.
This technology is very close to the previous one, but the result of your efforts will depend on the quality of the clay. It is better if this is a special plastic mass that does not leave marks on the hands. If the toddler loves sculpting, then you have the opportunity to create a fun jumping toy together. So, how to make a jump from plasticine?
- a piece of clay;
- small sheet of foil;
- gum stationery.
- From plastic we roll a ball.
- We roll it into a layer of foil.
- Gum provide reinforcement crafts.
That's the whole secret! Instead of plastic mass, you can take polymer clay.
Imagine what delight will burn in the eyes of your baby if he sees that his homemade ball jumping in the dark starts to sparkle!
- ½ tbsp. warm boiled water;
- 5 g borax;
- 10 g of dye;
- 10 ml PVA glue;
- 1 tbsp. l starch.
- Pour water into the bowl, mixing borax.
- After dissolving, pour in the dye.
- In another bowl pour glue, 5 ml of a mixture of borax and pour the starch.
- After 20 minutes, a reaction will occur, and you can play with the ball.
Having decided how it is more convenient for you to make a skipjack at home, do not forget to ask the kid if it was convenient for him to play with such an unusual toy. Only in this way - by trial and error - you can choose the best option for the ball. After all, it wears out quickly, which means it will require regular replacement. If you attract a child to work, then you will be able to use it for a couple of hours with benefit - also a good result!