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How to make a squishy stress ball

Squishy stress balls are a great way to relieve tension and build muscle in your hands and forearms. Sit it on your desk at work, or keep next to your nightstand to just pick up and squeeze to help relieve some stress. You can buy squishy stress balls at several stores; however, it is simple and cheap to make one right at home. Homemade squishy stress balls even make great gifts.

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  1. Sift about 1 1/2 cups of play sand through a fine sieve and into a bowl.

  2. Place the tip of a funnel into a water balloon. Pour the sand through the funnel and into the water balloon.

  3. Tie the tip of the balloon into a knot to secure it. Add ribbon, draw on the balloon with a marker or decorate it however you would like to personalise your squishy stress ball.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups of play sand
  • Fine sieve
  • Bowl
  • Funnel
  • Water balloon

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.

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