This DIY Stress Ball Will Help You Find Your Calm
With this video on how to make a stress ball, you’re just 5 minutes away from serenity.
It’s okay to admit if you’re feeling a little (okay, a lot) stressed right now. But rather than taking out your stress on others (or a bag of cookies or chips), take a moment to squeeze your feelings into a homemade stress ball. Sure, mixing up some homemade slime can be relaxing, but this no-mess stress ball can be tossed in your handbag on hectic days. Just be sure to wrap the ball in a second balloon to make it extra-secure and prevent popping. Then whenever you’re feeling anxious, crabby, or otherwise stressed, give the mushy cornstarch-filled ball a hard squeeze and it will absorb all of your frustrations. Feeling better? We thought so. Here's exactly how to make a stress ball at home.
What You Need
- 1 piece of paper
- 2 thick balloons (similar to these)
Follow These Steps
- Roll the piece of paper to form a small funnel. Stick the funnel into the top of one balloon.
- Holding the top of the balloon securely, fill the balloon with cornstarch.
- Gently squeeze out any extra air in the balloon and tie the top securely. Snip off any excess, leaving at least ¼ inch.
- Cut about 1 inch off the top of a second balloon, then wrap it around the filled balloon. Tie the top of the balloon securely, then trim, leaving at least ¼ inch. The double layer will prevent the balloon from popping, but to preserve the life of your stress ball, avoid digging long nails directly into it, and transport it in a zip-top plastic bag.