As featured on today’s TODAY Show segment, stress balls can be one way to help a child manage emotions. You can also make them at home for a fun project that can be done quickly and inexpensively. Here's how...
Here's what you'll need...
1 empty water bottle
About 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or sand)
1 paper cup (or funnel)
1 permanent marker
Put the flour into the water bottle using a paper cup (or funnel if you have one)
Stretch the balloon over the top of bottle
Shake and squeeze the bottle until the flour fills the balloon
Tie the balloon closed
Draw a face on the balloon - or let your child draw a face.
Use them whenever you’re stressed or your child feels stressed or anxious. Stress balls can be a great way to help your child manage emotions at any age.
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