These simple little stress balls are made by filling balloons with flour. You can draw on a face and add a little yarn hair for fun too. If you're feeling a little stressed, give them a good squeeze and let them take the stress, not you!
Empty Disposable Water Bottle
Balloons (I used 9")
Sharpie Marker & Scraps of Yarn (if you wish to add a face)
Measure out 3/4 cup of flour. Using your funnel, pour the flour into the empty water bottle.
Blow up the balloon a little bit, and put it over the neck of the bottle (that now contains the flour). Make sure some air stays in the balloon. Then transfer the flour from the bottle into the balloon. This will probably take some tipping back and forth, some tapping of the bottle, and a bit of patience.
Once all the flour is in the balloon, remove the balloon from the bottle and slowly let the remaining air out of the balloon. If you go too fast, the air could blow too much of the flour back out.
Tie a knot on the balloon ( a little bit of flour might come poofing out when you do this, that's OK).
You can then use a sharpie marker if you wish to draw on a face.
You can also add some yarn hair to your balloon. To do this, wrap yarn around your fingers about 12 times to create a small bundle. Tie the bundle together in the middle using another longer piece of yarn. Once the yarn bundle is tied together, cut the loops open on each end using a scissors. Tie the yarn bundle onto the top of balloon under the knot.