When it comes to making a rubber band ball, two things are not wholly obvious: One being how many rubber bands were used in the creation, and the other being whether or not the creator cheated when starting off.
Professional UK rubber bands creation involves 3D scans of the rubber band ball to ensure that a golf ball or similar has not been unfairly used to cut corners when starting out with the ball.
So today we’re going to teach you how to make a rubber band ball, properly. Here is a quick video (we didn’t create this) which will teach you how to start off your rubber band ball, and should save you the time of reading the whole post:
The first thing to do is to get a thick rubber band – you can buy them from here – then proceed to fold it twice. Hold the initial band in place using a thinner band. Then continue to gradually add thicker bands to the initial creation until you have a lumpy, bumpy, bouncy collection of rubber bands.
Continue to add rubber bands to the ball across the central diameter of the ball.
It will begin to form a circular shape once the ball gets to around the size of a golf ball or small tennis ball. Then, once you have your spherical ball, continue to add rubber bands to it being careful to distribute the bands across the ball’s centre line in order to keep it symmetrical.
That’s about it!
In case you was wondering, the official world record for the largest rubber band ball is 900lbs in weight. That’s a lot of rubber bands!
If you’re thinking about mounting your own world record attempt, we have some helpful advice: you’ll need to have the patience of a saint, lots of time on your hands and hundreds and thousands of rubber bands!
Take a look at our online store for the best rubber band prices around, and remember to let us know if you decide to embark on a workd record attempt. If we feel you’re making good progress, we may just assist you in the creation!