Introduction: Easy Flour Stress Ball

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In this instructable I will describe the excessively simple way to make your own functional stress relieving device. (It is also great for juggling)

Note: The device is not restricted to be used as a stress ball only. You may also use it for amusement, to throw at things (such as burglars), as a christmas/birthday present, for practical jokes, as a keychain, to pretend it's fruit, to sell, to launch into space, to juggle or any other use you can think of.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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Although the materials necessary for this project do seem difficult to find, you will be suprised to learn that they can be found in most households.

You will need the following:
-party balloons
-flour
-funnel
-scissors

Step 2: Stretch the Balloon

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Using your mouth or a pump blow air into the balloon so that it inflates and stretches. Let the air out of the balloon.

Step 3: Fill It With Flour

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Using your funnel fill the balloon with flour. Make sure to be holding the end of the balloon tightly to avoid a mess. Stop putting flour in the balloon when it reaches the neck. Don't fill the neck. Tie the into a knot to stop the flour from getting out of the balloon.

Step 4: Avoid a Disaster

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Take another balloon (it may be of a different color, the final result will not be affected) and cut most of the neck of using scissors. Stretch the second balloon over the first one as a second layer. The second layer will help prevent the dispersion of flour all over the place in the event a hole would appear.

Step 5: Enjoy

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You're finished!
You may now fully enjoy your fabulous flour stress ball in any way you could possibly imagine.
If you do not have an imagination, you will unfortunately be forced to use it solely as a stress ball.

Comments

brightona (author)2017-08-17

I added water and flour and I was so cool!

SWest321 (author)2017-03-23

I tried this and it looks great. Forgot to tie the knot though so just folded it cello taped it down.

bell_sage (author)2017-02-26

Awesome! I added cute animal images.

pencil101 (author)2017-02-06

the best creation

jongjanina (author)2017-02-03

I drew tiny cute little faces for it ?

jongjanina made it! (author)2017-02-03

yay!!!!

Sneaky Chopsticks (author)2008-11-10

Haha nice! I put shampoo in mine!

Wow ?

messy!

why shampoo?

Kaycute (author)2017-02-03

I don't really get it ????
I just got 1 balloon and filled it with flour and tied it

mabryel (author)2017-02-02

nice idea but did not work very well :( sad.. just sad.. but if you use rice or sant or sugar it works WAY better

BrandiP16 (author)2017-01-17

I tried but I couldn't get it to fill properly. It's very small and won't hold any more than a couple tablespoons of flour. I expanded it with air several times before attempting to fill.
I guess I could have a tiny stress ball? This is stressful! ?

Fluffy1221 (author)2016-02-24

Can you use anything besides ballons?

Zhara_100 (author)Fluffy12212016-05-08

Yes you can use rice

DCohanna (author)Zhara_1002017-01-15

Zhara_100.....rice will NOT work as a substitue for balloons!!!

DDUDE15 (author)2016-12-15

I used a totall of 9 baloons and made 3 balls these are perfect for juggling

sm14570 (author)2016-11-20

FAIL! The flour isn't going thru the funell all the way.

HLightning11 (author)sm145702016-11-29

use the back end of a pen or pencil(not a clicker pen... one with a cap.)

HLightning11 made it! (author)2016-11-29

Although i only used 1 balloon... Used a pen to stab the flour through the funnel (the back end of course lol)

Emmasyn (author)2016-11-04

Works awesomely

jolsonh (author)2016-10-28

I really liked it!!!

kat3499 (author)2016-07-29

thank you this was fun to make with my 17 year old son

lucyb0108 (author)2016-07-23

I made this and it worked perfectly, Thanks!

diy girly girk (author)2016-06-27

i tried it and works amayzing i love thank you so much

diy girly girk (author)2016-06-27

im not sure if it will work for me cause im terrible at diys but i keep on trying so if i mess up ill try again

pinkj (author)2016-06-20

I had a hard time acctually. By ballon, either exploded or popped off!

Ladybugfan4 (author)2016-05-15

I love stress balls they're so fun to sqeeze!

Vogelc (author)2016-05-09

Easy Peazy!!

JulianAzz (author)2015-11-09

sooooo cool!

Annie_8_gymnast777 (author)2015-10-18

I loved this project! I made one and can't keep my hands off it!

doitmyselfchic (author)2009-04-11

Pretty cool. Im doubting it would hold up to the household pet : ) Just trying to use my imagination. Im going to try this one for sure! Neat idea.

HeyaHiya (author)doitmyselfchic2015-04-26

Maybe you could fill it with peanut butter so when your pet breaks into it, it gets a little snack!

Angelique c; (author)HeyaHiya2015-10-07

I would strongly advise you didnt do this, the pet could accidentally eat the balloon and choke to death.

Womid (author)doitmyselfchic2009-04-11

Maybe if you added a few more layers it could hold a bit, though it depends on the size of the pet.

eielofview (author)Womid2009-08-11

and the sharpness of their teeth! Btw very funny ible! you made my day.

pcanywii (author)2015-09-08

You copied this off of the King of Random, unless you are tkor. I highly doubt that, though

seamster (author)pcanywii2015-09-08

Check the publish dates on this vs. kor's video ;)

pcanywii (author)2015-09-08

still a fun project, works well with water balloons, you need to try REALLY hard though

JulianAzz (author)2015-08-15

nice, I love the idea, I*m trying to make a flour grenade with this idea thanx!

hayeanH (author)2015-06-01

jaymastsr (author)2015-02-16

Does anyone know if rice would work??

beverley.davies.942 (author)2014-11-22

Yes, it does work with sugar. I used caster sugar (super-fine sugar in the USA) and it worked fine. I actually found play sand works best, but I have yet to try it with flour using a proper funnel.

jasoncanales13 (author)2014-10-29

Does it work with sugar?

savybug1 (author)2014-01-13

You could not tie it and drop it on people and put ur money in there and put another balloon on top

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-09-13

Just so you know, the best way to fill these is to put the flower into a bottle, blow up the balloon, put it around the neck of the bottle and turn it upside down. Once its all in just take the balloon off and let it deflate.

Langarulz (author)I_am_Canadian2011-08-18

if ur not careful itll blow all the flour out

I_am_Canadian (author)Langarulz2011-09-01

...So be careful :-)

brilliant thanks for the bottle tip-avoid mess!

punkrules (author)2011-05-02

Very nice! I just made a purple one. I didn't have flour so I used corn starch instead. I hope that is ok to do. I saw one of these earlier today in a gift shop. You just saved me $4! Thanks! :D

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