Nanometer-sized ZnO powder was synthesized at low decomposing temperature by polyacrylamide-gel method where Acrylamide was used as monomer, and N,N-methylene-bisacrylamide as lattice reagent. The characteristic of powders were studied by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results indicated uniform distribution of nanoZnO particles. Also electrical properties were investigated at different sintering temperatures of 800, 900 and 1000 ° C. It was observed that increase in sintering temperature, resulted in increase in the grain size of the varistor ceramics. The observed nonlinearity in current – voltage characteristic was explained by the existence of potential barrier at the grain boundaries and lowering of the barriers.