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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DIY Stress Balls.

My son told me his friend had a stress ball made with a balloon and flower, and if we could make one too.
It sounded simple enough and after peeking at some ideas on the internet, it looked like a good project for a rainy, gloomy day.

I collected some balloons from the closet (balloons are always good to have in handy if you have children), cornstarch and flour.
A funnel is important, but I don't own one so I cut the top of an old shampoo bottle.
After placing the balloon on the funnel, I put about 5 to 6 tablespoons of cornstarch.
Then just tie the end.

I ran out of cornstarch and used flour on the blue one.
The flour ball fells softer, but it doesn't hold the shape like the cornstarch.
Anyway, they are all good to squeeze, and release some tension that we carry.
Releasing the tension on balloons instead of on other people I say, would be ideal.