Christmas Stress Ball

Introduction: Christmas Stress Ball

A stress ball is a fun and useful toy that is good for stress relief. Both adults and children can squeeze the toy in their hands, moving their fingers around to relieve muscle tension, stress, and to exercise the hand. Improves nervous system functioning and reduces essential hormones, which control and curb stress levels. Beyond being a toy, stress balls may help make you feel relaxed and lower your blood pressure.

Creating your own stress ball can be a creative way to release pressure and have fun making a squishy and playful item. You can even customize your own by choosing your favorite color and adding faces too!

Follow my instructions and make your own DIY-crafted stress ball at home.


  • Small and round balloon
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • Funnel
  • Markers

Step 1: Insert the Funnel

Place a funnel inside the opening of the balloon while still pinching the balloon closed.

Step 2: Fill Your Balloon With Cornstarch

Fill the top of the funnel with cornstarch using your other hand or tool. It works best to add a small amount of cornstarch at a time.

One tip I could give is to stick in a pencil and shove in the cornstarch.

Step 3: Tie the Balloon

If you want a balloon that is less flexible, pull up tightly on the opening of the balloon and pinch out any extra air.

Step 4: Decorate the Stress Ball

Decorate the stress ball with permanent markers.

Step 5: Done!

Now you’re ready for stress relief and play with your very own DIY stress ball!

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