All Balls Don't Bounce. Thanks A Lot, Pinterest.

Pin Up Girl is a weekly guide to all things Pinterest. Our resident pinner, Laura Gill, will take a look at some of the best eye candy from around the web, provide a few pointers on how-to crafts, and weigh in on weekly trends and highlight local and national pin fiends.

This DIY bouncy ball was one of the first things I ever saw on Pinterest, which had a lot to do with why I immediately fell in love with the site. "This site has everything!"

Who doesn't like bouncy balls? The ones in the photo look so cool that I had to try it. And since my five year old has decided he's going to be a scientist when he grows up this seemed like the perfect science experiment.

First let me tell you what's required so you can formulate your hypothesis: Borax, water, glue and cornstarch, all mixed together. Sounds too good to be true right?

Well, that's because it is. That, or we don't know how to follow a recipe. Or maybe our Borax was too old? Is that even possible?

Whatever the case - this recipe, in my experience - is crap.

I tried it twice, just to be sure and both times ended up with this.

Which is fine. Keep rubbing your hands together and you'll eventually get a ball. But it doesn't bounce. Unless you throw it really hard against the wall, then it works. Plus, it looks nothing like the original photo.

If you think you might have better luck, access the tutorial here.

The truth is out Pinterest. You're full of shit sometimes.

P.S. If my son decides he doesn't want to be a scientist anymore, I'm gonna blame this recipe.

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