Project Discipline: Healthy Living
Ages: All ages
Difficulty level: Easy
Supplies: Corn Starch & Aloe Vera (or lotion), bowl, measuring cups, spatula
Step 2: Put 1/4 cup aloe vera into a bowl, and 1/4 cup of the corn starch. Mix with spatula.
Step 3: Once the first half of corn starch is mixed in completely, gradually add the other 1/4 cup and mix only until it is firm and not sticky. You may not have to use it all. If it's still too sticky, add a tiny bit of corn starch. If it's too dry, add some more of the gel or lotion.
That's it! Knead your ball for stress relief, and if you're anything like these guys, you might discover a game you like to play with them too!
Storage: if you aren't using your stress ball, please be sure to store it in a plastic bag so you can use it again and again!
How did it turn out? Show us your photos on the Alaska 4-H Facebook page!
We discovered this activity on Toydivas.com, but tweaked the instructions a bit. I think if you want colored balls, like the photo at the top of the post, you may need to introduce some food coloring, but we did not!
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775