Who doesn’t love a good stress ball? Ok, so our kids may not have much stress in their lives but we do have a couple of kids who struggle to focus and these help them out quite a bit. They are so easy and cheap to make so if you lose one it’s not a biggie, you just make another one! I also love these because I appreciate a fun craft that is also useful AND shows off the child’s creativity which this one does. Look how cute each of their stress balls turned out and displays what they are currently into.
Ok, are you ready for how easy these are?! You need: balloons, flour, funnel, a dry plastic water bottle, permanent marker and yarn. (the last two items being optional)
First, get an empty, dry, water bottle and use a funnel to pour about 1 cup of flour into it.
Next, blow up the balloon a little and then stretch it over the water bottle. After blowing up the balloon I had my daughter hold it closed while I stretched it over the water bottle so that the air didn’t come out while I was doing it. When you tip the water bottle upside down it should fall into the balloon pretty easily but a little shaking is necessary.
You need to let the air out next but you can’t just let go too much or flour will explode everywhere so pull the balloon tight to make that squeaking noise while you let the air slowly leak out. A little flour will come out at the end when all the air is out so don’t worry about it, that’s normal.
The easiest step is next, tie it off! Quickly followed by the fun part, decorating.
Enjoy the FREE printable version of instructions above.
As always, have fun with it and use your creativity!