Water Bead Stress Ball

Fun and easy to make, a highly addictive and relaxing stress ball when squeezed that’s great for sensory play and for helping relieve anxiety.

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

15 minutes + 6 hours to soak water beads.

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Put half a tea spoon of water beads into a bowl, then fill the bowl with water. Leave them to soak for approximately 6 hours.
  2. Drain any excess water out of the bowl, then use a funnel to pour the water beads into an empty bottle.
  3. Blow up a balloon, then hold the neck tightly whilst pulling it over the top of the bottle.
  4. Tip the bottle to pour the water beads into the balloon.
  5. Carefully deflate the balloon by holding the neck and slowly letting the air out.
  6. Tie the neck of the balloon in a tight knot.

Top Tip

To save time, leave the water beads to soak overnight for six hours.

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Items you'll also need

  • Balloons
  • Water
  • Water beads
  • Bottle
  • Funnel
  • Bowl

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