When you are feeling SO stressed or angry, and you just need something to calm you down, pronto, a stress ball can often help. But I cannot remember the last time I saw a stress ball in a shop, so when I saw a really cute DIY video on how to make a stress ball, I simply could not hold back my fingers from clicking ‘view’! I mean just look at it! How could you resist!?
So, I had to find a balloon pretty soon, and I didn’t exactly want to have to buy more things. But luckily, after a lot of rummaging and chucking old bits and bobs and whatnot over my shoulders, I found the party box *angels rejoicing sound*. Although, to my disappointment, there were several balloons that said ‘Happy Birthday’ on them. This was just not acceptable. I mean, who puts Happy Birthday on balloons? ( 🙂 ) I am only joking, I love happy birthday balloons!
Eventually, I let out a big sigh, as I saw some plain dark and light balloons, and they were pretty cool!
At this, the messy part began. Sorry worktop, I may never see your lovely wooden face again…;)
I grabbed some Self Raising flour from the cupboard O baking (a.k.a the corner cupboard) and stuffed the balloon about 1/2, 1/3 full? That seems about right.
WARNING: flour will go everywhere. I hold no responsibility for your creative messiness. If it is not messy, you are not being creative enough.
Anyway, you may wish to use the end of a spoon or a pencil to poke the flour into the balloon, and so it stretches a bit. A top tip is to use a paper funnel, which you can make out of a newspaper or advert so the flour doesn’t spill everywhere.
Once my balloon had the right amount of flour inside its rubbery belly, I went ahead and tied a knot, easy as pie.
Except I could not do it. But that was obviously just because I had filled it up too much…definitely…yeah…*ahem*
And yes I may have had an sneaky look at Wikihow to see how to easily tie a knot in a balloon, but hey, that’s what it’s there for, right? 🙂
Once I had cleared up the mountain of flour left on the worktop, I went ahead and drew a cute iccle face on this guy. He was a happy balloon, so I made him a laughing face!
These are so good at relieving stress, or just holding in your hand if you are bored. Why not have. A go craft friends? 🙂 Super fun, super easy! yay!