You Will Need ...
  1. Funnel (The bigger the nipple the better)

  2. Sand

  3. Balloons (3- 11 inch per ball)

  4. Scissors

  5. Sharpie Markers

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Step 1: 

Place your balloon on the nipple of the funnel.

Step 2: 

Fill the balloon with sand.

Step 3: 

A quick tip- use a measuring cup or something with an easy pour spout. Start filling your funnel with sand.

Step 4: 

While holding the neck of the funnel, pull and smush the balloon to get maximum amount of sand inside the balloon.

Step 5: 

 Make the balloon as big as you want, pulling and smushing as you go. Give the balloon a good shake, make sure all the sand has dropped into the funnel and release the balloon.

Step 6: 

Pull up the end of the balloon and tie it off. (Tip: Tie a double knot)

Step 7: 

Snip off any extra above the knot.

Step 8: 

Your stress ball is essentially done. For extra security I suggest placing this inside another balloon.  Snip of the "neck" of a second balloon, in a contrasting color if you have it.

Step 9: 

Place your sand-filled balloon into this newly cut balloon, right over the top of the nipple.

Step 10: 

Finally, I would take yet another balloon and repeat step 9, making this even more secure.

Step 11: 

Try and get the "swim cap" balloon over the nipple nose. 

Step 12: 

Take your sharpie pen and go to town decorating your stressful balloon ball.

Step 13: 

Goodbye stress!  This new friend will help you keep your cool :)

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Basic: 
Science
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Other
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Fodder
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