\u00a9 2023 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. These would make great birthday party favors! Stir the mixture to dissolve the borax. big and small. 2 Shake a thin layer of pepper on top.3 Dip a toothpick in dish soap.4 Place the tip of the toothpick in the center of the bowl and watch the pepper immediately race to the sides just like magic.5 Repeat over and over again because its so dang fun.Heres the science behind itThe water has surface tension that keeps all of the molecules in their spot. the bouncy ball theme then you could take the idea as shown in the picture She was hoping to get a swirled bouncy ball but it turns out the food color really gets mixed thoroughlywhen forming the ball. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.