How to Clean a Splat Ball

By Irene A. Blake ; Updated April 12, 2017

Although splat balls come in different forms and sizes including smiley faces, animals, food and even translucent balls filled with objects, they all have a similar sticky surface. When this surface material gets dirty, it loses the ability to stick. To clean your splat ball and refresh its sticking ability, you only need to wash the debris from the ball’s surface.

Turn on warm tap water.

Put two to three drops of mild detergent in the palm of one of your hands. Pick up your splat ball with the other hand.

Hold the ball under the running water and then rub the detergent across the ball’s surface to wash it.

Rinse the detergent and other residues away with the running water.

Place your splat ball when finished on a clean, flat surface to air-dry.

Tip

If the ball is still wet after it has reformed and dried, turn the ball over to the dry side and place it on a clean, dry flat surface to finish air-drying.

Warning

Never use hot water to clean your splat ball. Heat will melt the ball’s outer membrane causing the ball to leak.

Always air-dry your splat ball. Use of paper or cloth towels will result in paper particles or lint sticking to the ball.

About the Author

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.