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Kids crafts, How to make a stress ball, perfect for tweens or teens summer camp arts and crafts ideas, boy or girl scout craft ideas, low cost craft projects for a family reunion

How To Make A Stress Ball ~ Kid Crafts perfect for boy scouts, summer camp or family reunions!

This is a low cost project that kids of all ages will love.  My daughter made these in her 5th grade class and thinks they are the coolest thing ever. I remember making a version of a balloon stress ball when I was a kid too, but this version is much improved from what I made 20 years ago lol.

Kids crafts, How to make a stress ball, perfect for tweens or teens summer camp arts and crafts ideas, boy or girl scout craft ideas, low cost craft projects for a family reunion

To make this project you will need:

  • 3 balloons
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup of flour
  • empty water bottle (with thin sides that you can squish)
  • funnel and pencil or chop stick
  • scissors
  • wet wash cloth

We bought our supplies at the local dollar store, but you can find balloons at almost any store!

Kids crafts, How to make a stress ball, perfect for tweens or teens summer camp arts and crafts ideas, boy or girl scout craft ideas, low cost craft projects for a family reunion

  1.  Start with putting about 1/3 off a cup into a water bottle with a funnel. Use a pencil or a chop stick  to poke the flour into to bottle.  How much flour you need will vary on how big your balloons are. You want to fill the balloon all the way up, but too much flour will make it hard and not enough will make it to squishy.
  2. Take one balloon and blow it up as big as you can, then let all the air out.  Then blow it up again about half way, and twist it closed (NOT TIED IN A KNOT) just twisted.
  3. Hold the twisted part of your balloon and put the opening of the balloon over the water bottle.  Hold it tight and allow the neck of the balloon to un-twist.  You can now start to squish the flour from the bottle into the balloon.
  4. Once all the flour is in the balloon, hold the neck of the balloon and slowly let out the air. SLOWLY if you do it to fast the flour will fly out as well, making a huge mess.
  5. Take a wet rag and wipe off any flour that make have gotten on the outside of the balloon. You need the balloons to make a seal, and if there is flour on the outside they will not seal together.
  6. Set the balloon on the table and cut the neck of the balloon off.
  7. Take a 2nd balloon and also cut the neck of that balloon off. Put your fingers inside the opening to make the hole larger and wrap it around the balloon you have with flour on it. Careful not  to spill the flour out.
  8. Once again wipe off any flour that may have gotten on the outside,  and do step 7 again with another balloon. For a total of 3 balloon on the outside.

Kids crafts, How to make a stress ball, perfect for tweens or teens summer camp arts and crafts ideas, boy or girl scout craft ideas, low cost craft projects for a family reunion

More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids this summer.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids

 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids

Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids

Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids

Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids

Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do

Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids

Color Collage with ads from the paper

DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids

Recipe for Homemade Slime

 Under the Sea Art Project for kids

Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion

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April Fools Prank Ideas, Easy tricks for April Fools gag, Pan of Brown E's, silly pranks for kids

April Fools Day is almost here, are you ready to make someone smile with a silly prank. Last year my daughters kindergarten teacher brought in a special treat for April 1st. It was a pan of “BROWN E’s”, not to be confused with the normal brownies you bake in a pan. She thought it was hilarious and asked if we could make our very own “brown E’s” of of paper this year. This is a fast and easy, low cost prank that is fun for all ages.

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April Fools Prank Ideas, Easy tricks for April Fools gag, Peeper Lunch, silly pranks for kids

Want to make your kids smile and do a silly little prank for APRIL FOOLS Day…. pack them a Peeper Lunch. A lunch that stares them down and keeps looking at them the whole lunch. I am sure the other kids at their lunch table will giggle and think it is pretty awesome too!  I made these with  some wiggly eyes and hot glue. A fast and easy April Fools Prank that is budget friendly too.

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