Kids can sometimes feel stressed. You can try different techniques to help calm them down, but sometimes, the simplest ideas work the best. If they have something to do with their hands, it can help.
That’s where the latest fidget spinner craze began. It was intended for kids with ADHD or other issues that caused them stress but took off as a wildly popular (albeit annoying) fad. Another idea that is simple enough for you to make is a super squishy, fun stress ball.
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 super cool DIY stress balls with our kids in just five minutes! It all starts with a simple product – a balloon!
Other fun ideas:
HOW TO MAKE A KIDS STRESS BALL
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!
SKIP MAKING THEM AND BUY ONE!
As fun as these would be to make, you might rather just buy one instead!
Fun and colorful DNA stress balls feel good on your hand and are LOTS of fun to squeeze. They are made of silicone and are non-toxic making them safe for kids and adults alike.