Even kids can go through stress. Even if they’re not stressed, sometimes they just need something to do with their hands to help calm their minds. Recently I made these adorable Emoji Stress Balls for my kids. They love them, and they’re super easy to make.Â Win-win!
If you like easy sensory activities, you should check out this two-ingredient kid’s slime recipe! It’s so simple, but kids love it.
What you need
Poop emoji Coffee MugEmoji SocksEmoji Pillows
How to makeÂ Emoji Stress Balls
The first thing you will need to do to makeÂ Emoji Stress Balls is to blow up the balloons you want to make stress balls out of, to stretch them out a bit.
Place the balloon on the end of the funnel, and squeeze it tightly.Â The cornstarch can make a big mess if you’re not careful, so pour it into the funnel slowly.
Fill the balloon as full as you can. You may want to use a small straw to help pack it tighter into the balloon.
Once you’re satisfied with how full your balloon is, then remove it from the funnel.
Tie the balloon as tightly as you can, leaving a long “tail” on the end.
Use scissors to trip the tail close to the knot, once it’s completely tightened.
These are latex balloons, so be sure that your kids don’t have a latex allergy before allowing them to play with and use these. Since they are made from balloons, they aren’t recommended for babies or young children. These are great for school-aged children who could use an object to take their mind off uncomfortable or stressful situations.
This is a noiseless sensory object as well, so you won’t have to worry about them being a distraction to others in the room. Kids love to squeeze these and make their faces distorted. Emoji Stress BallsÂ are so simple to make, but provide hours of enjoyment!
Omgosh, my youngest teen daughter does this all the time. She calls it oobleck and shoves it into balloons and plays with it.
This is such a cool and cute art. Will show it to my girls!
Sarah Bailey says
OK I totally need to make one of these, I hadn’t thought of DIYing stress ball but of course it really would be so simple to do!
tara pittman says
My son needed stress balls in school for his therapy. Sadly the other kids made them too and my son lost the one thing that kept his hands to himself.
I’m sorry to hear this. You’d think they would let him have it if it helps him.
Oh, this is so cool. I’m going to pass this on to a friend who has a couple of boys that can really use them. Just a simply thing that can make a huge difference!
Mary jingjing says
So true, kids love these. I tried this one before and it really made the kids busy of playing, they enjoyed it.
I used to love these when I was a child. We used to call them “modelino” and they were usually sold at the seaside. Who knew they were so easy to make!
Arielle Joy says
who would’ve thought? This is so clever! What a fun project and the end result is so cute
Adrianne Betz says
Oh my goodness, these are so cool! I would love to make these with the kids!
Wendy Polisi says
These are a lot easier than I thought they were going to be! Super cool idea that would be handy for a gift too!
I know someone would be very happy to have these balls. This can be a cute gift.