These DIY Mini Balloon Stress Balls only take a few minutes to put together. We love them because they’re great for both big AND little hands!
Tired moms, unite! Parenting can get quite stressful (to say the least), and sometimes, you need a handy little stress ball to ease your worries. Well, I’m here to show you how to make one of your very own with two simple supplies! (And you most likely already have them at home!)
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My name is Lisa and I am a food and DIY blogger over at Sugar Agenda. Parenting, cooking, and crafting are just some of my specialties. I am extra delighted to share these DIY Mini Balloon Stress Balls with you!
What I love about these balloon stress balls is that they’re not too large (hence, why we call them “Mini Stress Balls!”) so they’re perfect for both adults and kiddos.
How To Make Mini Balloon Stress Balls
Got a few minutes? Great! That’s all it takes to make these Mini Balloon Stress Balls! No need to add onto your stress – this is one easy craft to put together (and your kids will love helping out)!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
Mini Balloon Stress Ball Tips
Do I Have To Use Cornstarch?
When it comes to making our Mini Balloon Stress Balls, we love using cornstarch because of its consistency. It has a “pull” to it when you squeeze it, so it feels very much like traditional store-bought stress balls.
Read below to see other filling options for our Mini Balloon Stress Balls!
What Else Can I Use to Fill Up My Mini Balloon Stress Balls?
There are TONS of options when it comes to the filling for your Mini Balloon Stress Balls.
In our tutorial, we’ve opted for cornstarch but you can also use the following:
- Oobleck (Not sure what “oobleck” is?! Take a look at my easy tutorial here – it’s a type of slime that the kids absolutely ADORE making!)
Be Sure To Inflate The Balloon
It’s very important that you inflate the balloon before adding your stress ball filling (in this case, cornstarch). This is a part of the first steps (more detailed in the craft card below!) and we reiterate it because it makes this DIY that much easier!
Inflating the balloon stretches it out a little, giving more wiggle room for your filling to go in.
Don’t Squeeze The Balloon!
As you fill up the balloon with cornstarch (be sure to use a funnel!), be careful to not squeeze the balloon or else you’ll make a big mess! Cornstarch will fly right out of the open end.
DIY Mini Balloon Stress Balls
- 1 measuring cup (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 standard size balloon any color
- Begin by inflating the balloon to allow it to stretch
- Deflate it slowly by letting go of the open end
- Insert small funnel into the open end of the balloon
- Slowly add cornstarch. Be sure to not squeeze the balloon or else the cornstarch will burst out from the opening.
- Once the balloon is filled with the set amount of cornstarch, tie a knot at the open end. Enjoy!
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