Introduction: Easy Flour Stress Ball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SWest321 made it!(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.

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bell_sage made it!(author)2017-02-26

Awesome! I added cute animal images.

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pencil101 made it!(author)2017-02-06

the best creation

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

I drew tiny cute little faces for it ?

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

yay!!!!

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Sneaky+Chopsticks made it!(author)2008-11-10

Haha nice! I put shampoo in mine!

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

Wow ?

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kate_27 made it!(author)2009-05-24

messy!

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Sandisk1duo made it!(author)2009-04-12

why shampoo?

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

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

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mabryel made it!(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

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BrandiP16 made it!(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! ?

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Fluffy1221 made it!(author)2016-02-24

Can you use anything besides ballons?

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Zhara_100 made it!(author)2016-05-08

Yes you can use rice

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DCohanna made it!(author)2017-01-15

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

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DDUDE15 made it!(author)2016-12-15

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

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sm14570 made it!(author)2016-11-20

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

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

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

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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)

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Emmasyn+ made it!(author)2016-11-04

Works awesomely

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jolsonh made it!(author)2016-10-28

I really liked it!!!

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kat3499 made it!(author)2016-07-29

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

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lucyb0108 made it!(author)2016-07-23

I made this and it worked perfectly, Thanks!

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diy+girly+girk made it!(author)2016-06-27

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

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diy+girly+girk made it!(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

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pinkj made it!(author)2016-06-20

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

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Ladybugfan4 made it!(author)2016-05-15

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

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Vogelc made it!(author)2016-05-09

Easy Peazy!!

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mountain+g made it!(author)2015-11-09

sooooo cool!

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Annie_8_gymnast777 made it!(author)2015-10-18

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

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doitmyselfchic made it!(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.

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HeyaHiya made it!(author)2015-04-26

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

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Angelique+c%3B made it!(author)2015-10-07

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

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Womid made it!(author)2009-04-11

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

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eielofview made it!(author)2009-08-11

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

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pcanywii made it!(author)2015-09-08

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

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seamster made it!(author)2015-09-08

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

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pcanywii made it!(author)2015-09-08

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

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mountain+g made it!(author)2015-08-15

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

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hayeanH made it!(author)2015-06-01

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jaymastsr made it!(author)2015-02-16

Does anyone know if rice would work??

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beverley.davies.942 made it!(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.

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jasoncanales13 made it!(author)2014-10-29

Does it work with sugar?

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savybug1 made it!(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

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I_am_Canadian made it!(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.

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Langarulz made it!(author)2011-08-18

if ur not careful itll blow all the flour out

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I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2011-09-01

...So be careful :-)

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inquisitive made it!(author)2009-11-05

brilliant thanks for the bottle tip-avoid mess!

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punkrules made it!(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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Quest+for+Questions made it!(author)2010-10-23

I need to now if these are usefull because I'm trying to get rid of bad habits in general. I play with my hair and will some times rip it out. I'm starting to grow bald spots and fiddling with something does'nt work for me.

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