DIY Play Dough Stress Balls


Let’s face it…parenting can get stressful sometimes! That’s why we are such huge fans of this easy DIY Play Dough Stress Balls craft…it’s a great way to get creative with your kids and relieve a little tension at the same time! Plus with all the bright colors, you are almost guaranteed to have a smile on your face by the time you’re finished.


What you will need:

Play dough


Wooden rolling pin


Step 1: Make a ball with your play dough.

Step 2: Using the rolling pin and a smooth surface, roll your ball into a flat pancake shape.


Step 3: Starting at one end, roll the pancake up into a tube.


Step 4: Insert the play dough tube into the balloon, pressing down to fill the balloon from the bottom up.


Step 5: Tie the neck of the balloon into a knot.


Repeat, squeeze and enjoy!

6 thoughts on “DIY Play Dough Stress Balls

  1. Anne Locklin

    We use them with our autism kids and fill the balloons with flour. I love the play dough twist. I wonder if the play dough eventully dries out.

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    I like the idea for my 3rd grade daughter to use at school. She can hide it in her desk and when she starts stressing she can squeeze it a few times and re-focus. Thanks for this great idea.


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