Make a Stress Ball

This is a fun and easy art project! I think the kids will love personalizing their stress balls and they’re fun to play with when they’re finished!

What you’ll need:

  • Balloons
  • 1 container of play-doh for every balloon that is used
  • Sharpies
  • Yarn

How to make it:

  1. Roll out the play-doh into a long thin line. Remember, use one tub of play-doh for each balloon.
  2. Stretch out the balloon as wide as you can and stuff the play-doh inside. Parents might need to help some kids with this but rolling the play-doh into a line will make it easier to stuff it in the balloon.
  3. Press the filled balloon flat to get as much air out as possible. Then, tie a knot on the balloon.
  4. Now it’s time to decorate! Use the sharpies to draw a face or they can make their stress balls into anything they want! They can make it into sports balls, movie characters or they can simply just draw designs. Tie the yarn around the top to make some crazy hair!

Some other ideas: You can get all yellow balloons and make it an emoji project. Or you can make it a halloween project! The sky is the limit!

Activity by Steph Finucane, Upham Site
Photo Credit & Inspiration: and
Posted in Activities, After School, Art, At Home, Upham.