Ninja Stress Balls

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Activity Equipment:


  • Balloons (in your Activity Bag) use bright colours for the ninja mask
  • Scissors
  • Sandwich bags (in your Activity Bag)
  • Flour or play dough (in your Activity Bag)
  • Ballpoint pen


Step 1:

Fill sandwich bag with 3/4 cup of flour (or play dough). Filling a bag is SO much easier than trying to stuff a balloon with flour, and it made the job so much easier.


Step 2:

Fold over the bag and squeeze out all the air. 

Cut the blowing end off of a white balloon so that you are left with a round balloon with a hole.

Step 3:

Stuff the bag filled with flour or play dough into the balloon.

Step 4:

Cut off the blowing end of another balloon.

Cut an opening for the ninja face.

Then, stretch this balloon over the first balloon with the opening facing the opposite way (so that the flour bag can’t come out). Add a ninja face with a ballpoint pen.

We tried Sharpie initially, and the faces kept rubbing off when played with. We made another ninja ball and used ballpoint pen, and the face still looks great even after lots of handling.
If you find that even ballpoint pen ink comes off, try a different pen. That helped for us.

The balls are fun to squish and squeeze and then shape back into balls again.

These ninja balls would make great gifts or party favors! They are very inexpensive and quick to put together (5 min. per ball once you  get the process down).


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