DIY Color Powder Color Balls Recipe
Add some flair to your color bash by creating some DIY Color Balls to include in the games! Both simple and fun to make while also a great addition for color sports and competitions like Capture the Flag, Color Wars, and more! Follow our simple instructions, and let the games begin!
What you’ll need:
- Bulk Color Powder– We suggest 4 colors for 4 team as this will allow for ample options of different games to play. Yet, depending on the number of participants attending the event, limit or add colors accordingly
- 1 cup measuring cups
- Dixie Cups or Bowls for pouring the color
- Nylon Pantyhose – Nude colored and cheap are the best! Also, if possible, see if you can find pairs with tall sizing to maximize the amount of material
Cut each leg of the pantyhose at the knee and at the groin.
Each pair yields a minimum 4 lengths of nylon, providing 4 Color Balls. (You can make more Color Balls out of each length depending on the size you want. Just insure you leave enough length to tie them off.)
2 sections will have a foot and the other 2 are open on both sides, so you will need to tie one end to prep for filling.
Measure the bulk powder for 1 cup per nylon length. You can use small Dixie cups to fill (4 x 2 ounce Dixies = 1 cup)
Pro Tip for filling the nylons with color: We tried a few different techniques and learned what worked well and what is less successful.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you stretch the nylon fabric too much, the fibers separate and the powder falls through. So, do NOT stretch the whole leg over a bowl and then dump the powder in, because you will find it will fall through and you will lose a lot of product on the ground.
Stretch the opening just enough, and then let it fall into the unstretched foot.
Once filled with 1 cup of color, the ball should be about the size of a hackie sack.
Then, just tie the end/ends to lock in the color.
Depending on the games you have planned, you may want to make 1-3 Color Balls per participant.
It just depends how long you want the activity to last. The ball can be thrown over and over again until it is out of powder.