Sometimes kids need something to do with their hands quietly. Fidget Spinners are all the craze right now, but some of them are unsafe or can be noisy for little hands to play with. These DIY Kid’s Stress Balls are so simple to make yourself at home. You won’t believe what two supplies you need to make these too!
A stress ball is a simple way to keep your child anxiety free. It’s a simple way to allow them to release frustration too! We made these DIY stress balls with our kids in just five minutes! It all starts with a simple product – a balloon!
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HOW TO MAKE A STRESS BALL FOR KIDS
Small balloons (large ones may be too difficult to use)
Flour or Corn Starch
Blow up your balloon and let the air out. Repeat this step a couple of times as it will stretch out the lay-tex.
Use the small funnel, and stick it in the top of the balloon. Fill the funnel with the flour or cornstarch (flour will be a softer texture, and cornstarch will feel more like a fine sand) and gently shake the funnel to fill the balloon.
TIP: If the flour or cornstarch clogs the end of the funnel, you can use a straw to press the funnel clear
and the flour or cornstarch into the balloon. I had to do this a few times when filling my balloons.
Fill the balloon all the way to the top with the flour or cornstarch, and then tie the balloon as tightly as you can.
To use the stress ball, all you need to do is squeeze! The balloons won’t pop because the latex is still not stretched tightly, so it will hold up for a very long time. These are a ton of fun to make and use, for kids and adults alike!