These DIY Stress Balls are so fun to make and are addictive to play with!
My daughter is 11 years old and has an increasingly disturbing obsession with SLIME! She is constantly making slime. Before school, after school, before bed… SO. MUCH. SLIME. It’s fine though. She is always experimenting and trying to come up with the best possible recipe so I’m sure it’s doing something to help develop her brain in a healthy way, right? Right. 🙂
So one thing that she figured out was that slime is super fun to make into stress balls! It’s so soft and squishy stuffed inside a balloon that you can’t help but just sit there and squeeze and squish it all day long. She added a fun secret ingredient to give them a little texture too. If you want to learn how to make stress balls with slime then read on!
HOW TO MAKE STRESS BALLS with SLIME
Here is what you’ll need:
- Glue, shaving cream and contact solution to make slime (get fluffy slime recipe & tutorial HERE) no need to add any coloring.
- 12″ or larger balloon
- about 1 cup uncooked rice
- empty water bottle
Step ONE: Make your fluffy slime and divide into two parts.
Step TWO: Spread one part of your slime out on a flat surface and sprinkle uncooked rice on top. Fold slime over top of rice and work into slime. Repeat until it is about equal parts rice and slime.
Step THREE: Cut off top of empty water bottle to create a funnel (see image below). Attach empty balloon around mouth of water bottle.
Step FOUR: Begin taking small amounts of “rice slime” and inserting it into the balloon via the water bottle funnel. Work slime down into balloon as you go. You can also use the eraser end of a pencil to help with this. Repeat this step, going back and forth between your “rice slime” and your “normal slime.” This will create a nice squishy stress ball with some fun texture from the rice.
**TIP** Personal preference comes into play here but if you want a super squishy stress ball then add more “normal slime.” If you want it to be more firm and have more texture do more “rice slime.” It’s totally up to you!
Step FIVE: After filling the balloon to the desired amount, get as much air as possible out and tie off balloon.
And you’re done! Now you have hours of playing with slime without actually having to touch the slime ahead of you. 🙂 This is a fantastic kids craft and is a lot cleaner to play with than slime itself too!
Here is a link to the fluffy slime as well as some other kids crafts you might be interested in. Enjoy!
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