Friday, 7 October 2011

playdough stress ball-oons

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Today we made these stress ball-oons inspired by these ones from Pre-School Play...


I filled up some ballons with an old batch of playdough and scribbled on some faces with Sharpies... the faces do rub off after a bit of handling but this gives you a chance to invent some more!



And there you have it... a work-out for little hand muscles (a pre-cursor to early writing skills), practising our colours and an introduction to talking about emotions - not as my other half suggested, for the kids to take out their aggression on!


13 comments:

  1. Way cool and easy. How did you get the play dough in the balloon? Just little by little?

    I would love for you to linkup and share this over on my mommy solution meme.

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/10/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-13/

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  2. very cute, I know my little fella will love these!

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  3. What a great idea!!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

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  4. Fun idea to do with a balloon. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a cute idea! They came out great! Your blog header is way cute! I would love for you to link up at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

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  6. What a cool idea! I bet they feel really neat. I would also like to know how you got the playdough inside the balloons.

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  7. I really like this idea. Very cute. Thanks for all the posts you shared on Monday Madness. That was a lot to share and they were all fun.

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  8. Getting the playdough inside the balloons wasn't hard just time-consuming. I rolled down the neck bit of the balloon and squashed in the dough little by little, then reshape and add more. The balloons were cheap supermarket kind which I think added to their stretchiness - I def wouldn't try with water balloons.

    You can see the balloons all turned out different shapes because I couldn't find a great technique for getting the dough in without it sticking down the sides! I have also read that this is easier with cooked playdough than non-cook as it's less sticky.

    Hope this helps guys!

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  9. Cathy@pre-schoolplay2 April 2012 at 18:20

    Thanks for linking up to my blog:-) Love your balloons! I noticed a couple of people asked you about getting the dough into the balloons. I found it was easier if I rolled the dough into a sausage shape, open the balloon with two fingers from each hand and use your thumbs to feed the dough in - if that makes sense!

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  10. Thank you SO much for sharing your stress ball post with me. :)

    ...danielle

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  11. Love the idea but I found that making small, really small balls of dough, stretching the balloon neck over a clean plastic water bottle, inverting it and watched as the balls of dough slid into the balloon. Then remove the balloon and squeeze. That part was fun also.

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  12. Exactly what a very cool idea! we choice people become completely neat. I would besides like to understand how a person got will play dough inside the balloons.

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