To make a stress ball, pour flour, baking soda, or cornstarch into the balloon. If you want the stress ball to be softer, you can use lentils, peas or fine sand. You can also add rice to the filling if you wish.
A squishy is a type of stuffed animal made from specially formulated soft polyurethane foam that slowly returns to its original shape after being squeezed. Squishies come in many different shapes and sizes, such as animals, fruit and food. They often smell like the object on display.
The squish is sometimes filled with scents that match the look, so a spongy strawberry cake smells like strawberry. The scent can enhance the relaxing effect. The squishies are made of a special rubberized foam which is gently squeezed and then slowly returned to its original shape.
There are stress balls on the market that are not filled, but are made of a special soft foam called closed cell polyurethane foam. The manufacturer injects a special liquid into a mold that triggers a chemical reaction that creates bubbles of carbon dioxide.
These are made by injecting the liquid components of the foam into a mold. The resulting chemical reaction creates bubbles of carbon dioxide as a by-product, which in turn creates foam. Stress balls, especially those used in physiotherapy, may also contain gels of different densities in a rubber or fabric skin.
Mix one cup of water with two cups of cornstarch. Stir until it thickens. You should feel resistance when moving fast and no resistance when moving slowly. This is because the Oobleck mixture is a non-Newtonian liquid and solidifies when pressure or force is applied.
16 easy ways to relieve stress and anxiety
- Tear off a piece of greaseproof paper so that you can apply the putty on it later.
- Cut two inches off the top of a water bottle.
- Remove the cap from the water bottle.
- Open the bottle of Elmer glue and empty it into a bowl.
- Add three drops of the food coloring of your choice to the bowl.