DIY Balloon and Rice Emoji Stress Balls

Photos courtesy of Laura Kelly

Kids have stress in their lives, too. Whether it comes from the pressures of academics, athletics or friendships, this little project is sure to help. Not only are these stress balls fun to make, but they can relieve stress through squeezing, smashing and tossing.




Permanent markers


Blow up the balloon to expand it, then let the air out. Fill the balloon with rice to form a ball. Knot the balloon, then add faces with permanent markers.

This craft was provided by North Carolina artist Laura Kelly, creator of Laura Kelly Designs. Find more of her crafts at


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