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How to Manage Your Child's Emotions

TODAY | Oct 16, 2014

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TODAY Oct 16, 2014

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As featured on today’s TODAY Show segment, stress balls can be one way to help a child manage emotions. You can also make them at home for a fun project that can be done quickly and inexpensively. Here's how...

How to Make a Homemade Stress Ball

Here's what you'll need...

  • 1 balloon

  • 1 empty water bottle

  • About 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or sand)

  • 1 paper cup (or funnel)

  • 1 permanent marker


Step 1…

Put the flour into the water bottle using a paper cup (or funnel if you have one)

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Step 2…

Stretch the balloon over the top of bottle


Step 3…

Shake and squeeze the bottle until the flour fills the balloon


Step 4…

Tie the balloon closed

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Step 5…

Draw a face on the balloon - or let your child draw a face.

Use them whenever you’re stressed or your child feels stressed or anxious. Stress balls can be a great way to help your child manage emotions at any age.

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