Sensory Idea: Flour Balloons
My preschooler likes to make a stress ball out of everything. Literally everything. He just now scooped up his applesauce and squeezed that all over his hands…and then complained that his hands were covered in applesauce. Seriously, everything becomes a stress ball.
Ever tried to make a stress ball?
Yes, you can just go find one at the local dollar store. But homemade is so much more fun!
How to make stress balls:
- Find a balloon and a small funnel (found in the kitchen section of Target or Walmart).
- Stretch the balloon with your fingers and stretch it around the end of the funnel.
- Fill the balloon (via the funnel) with flour.
*I use flour because both salt and sugar have ragged edges and can tear the balloon easier. Flour is soft and will last a while.
What to do with a bunch of flour-filled balloons?
- squishing them provides fine motor work
- fidget toys!
- fill several and use them as building blocks.
Be careful during homeschool time! Flour-filled balloons and pens don’t mix well!