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How to Make Stress Relief Toys

If you often click a pen, tap your fingers on the table, or bite your nails, stress relief toys can become a great remedy for you. They will not only help you get rid of bad habits, but they can also help you reduce anxiety and tension.

5-Minute Crafts would like to show you 4 simple methods for how to make DIY stress relief toys.

1. A ball

You’ll need:

  • a balloon
  • toothpaste
  • water
  • mesh
  • scissors

The process:

  1. Squeeze out the toothpaste inside the balloon. Add some water to make it more runny. If any air gets in, release it before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Tie the top of the balloon into a knot. Cut off the excess.
  3. Put the mesh over the balloon.

2. A spinner

You’ll need:

  • modeling clay
  • a bearing
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • petroleum jelly
  • nail polish

The process:

  1. Cut out the cardboard in the shape of the future spinner.
  2. Make a flat circle of the modeling clay which is a little larger than the cardboard cutout.
  3. Put the cutout on the modeling clay and press it down slightly.
  4. Take out the cardboard. Lubricate the indentation with petroleum jelly. Place the bearing in the center.
  5. Fill each wing with hot glue. When it dries, remove the modeling clay structure.
  6. Paint the spinner with nail polish.

3. An egg

You’ll need:

  • table vinegar
  • an egg
  • water

The process:

  1. Pour vinegar into a glass. The amount should be enough to cover the egg completely.
  2. Put the egg into the vinegar. Leave it for 24 hours.
  3. Take the egg out of the vinegar with a spoon. Put it into a cup of water and rinse well, then peel off the shell.

❗️ Do not eat this egg after the experiment.

4. Kinetic sand

You’ll need:

  • 2.5 cups of sand (clean, fine, and smooth)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp of dishwasher detergent
  • food coloring (optional)
  • gloves

The process:

  1. Pour the corn starch into the sand. Stir the ingredients with your hands. Remember to wear gloves.
  2. Add soapy water to the mixture. Stir again. The consistency of the mixture should look crumbly, but it should keep its shape when you squeeze it.
  3. Use food coloring to make it colorful if desired.

💡 Your first attempt may not be successful. Don’t worry — repeat the procedure again. If this still doesn’t work out, try changing the sand.

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