Pop Out Stress Ball

Entertaining anti-stress ball that’s great for sensory play. Its pop out feature through the netting when squeezed means it’s lots of fun to play with. Quick and easy to make, you could create lots in a range of bright colours.

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Blow up a balloon, then deflate it, to stretch it out.
  2. Pull the neck of the balloon over a tap and slowly fill it with water. Then tie the neck in a tight knot.
  3. Cut out a piece of netting big enough to fit around the whole of the balloon. Then cut a small length of red wool.
  4. Wrap the netting around the balloon, gather the ends together and tightly tie the wool around it to hold it in place.
  5. Carefully squeeze the balloon to make it pop through the gaps in the netting.

Top Tip

Remember not squeeze it too hard otherwise the netting may break.

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