Making a homemade “stressball” with your child

For, you know, those stressful times

A wonderful parent-child activity: making stressballs (one for them, one for you?). Stressballs can help a child manage emotions. You can also make them together quickly and inexpensively.

Total materials needed:

  • 1 balloon
  • 1 empty water bottle
  • About 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or sand)
  • 1 paper cup (or funnel)
  • 1 permanent marker

From the folks at Parent Toolkit, who offer similar activities, often on the Today show.

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