Today I’m sharing this Easy Sensory Stress Ball Tutorial. These are great for kids who love to play with sensory items, and they are easy to make with things you can find around the house. I love inexpensive, simple crafts that can keep kids occupied for hours!
Easy Sensory Stress Ball Tutorial
- Straw, chopstick, or pencil.
Start out by taking your balloon and blowing it up. Then let all the air out slowly. This stretches the balloon so it fills easier, and you can make a larger stress ball. Make sure to do this, or your stress ball will be very small and less squishy. Next, put the balloon opening over the end of the funnel, making sure it’s about an inch up. Start scooping flour into the funnel, one spoonful at a time.
The flour should go down into the balloon easily at first, but as it fills up it will be harder to get more flour in. Use your straw, chopstick, or the eraser end of your pencil to push the flour down through the funnel and into the balloon, until it’s nice and full. This part takes a little bit of patience, so take your time. When it’s all full, take the balloon off the funnel, gently squeeze out any excess air, and tie a knot in the end to close it. Then take a kitchen towel or washcloth and gently wipe the excess flour off the balloon.
Give it a few squeezes, and you’re all done!! These are very inexpensive to make, and are a great way to use up extra balloons left over from parties. Just remind kids to not bite or pull on them hard, and kids under 5 should be supervised when playing with these.
I hope you enjoyed this Easy Sensory Stress Ball Tutorial!