The beauty of this craft is that you can get the kids to help you make your very own stress balls while they're having fun making a masterpiece (read: mess), and they'll be none the wiser.
All you'll need to do is make up a batch of plain play dough, get them to fill some balloons and come up with some funny faces - before you know it you'll be getting on famously with your new found stress-busting buddy.
Once you've had a go we'd love to see how your children's turned out. Simply post a pic to our Facebook page.
So, here's what you have to know for making play dough stress balls...
You will need
Step 1Make a batch of natural play dough following the basic recipe without adding any food colouring.
Step 2Roll the play dough into thin sausage shapes.
Step 3Take a balloon and pop some play dough inside.
Step 4Continue filling the balloon, then tie a knot at the neck. Cut a length of twine and tie onto the balloon to look like it's string, waving in the wind.
Draw a funny face on the balloon with a black marker pen. Why not have a competition to see who can come up with the silliest face?
Step 6Now all that's left to do is to de-stress... You might have to wrestle them off the kids first though. In fact, we wouldn't tell if you skipped the 'making with kids' part and just had a go at these yourself. They're oddly therapeutic!
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Craft: Suzie Attaway