My younger son Tanmay is all praises for his teacher since the first day of his 1st grade. He came home and told me how fun it is to be in her class and how she has given each one of them a squishy ball to keep on their desk to play with while they are waiting for everyone else to get their work done.Isn’t that neat ? I am sure he is going to have an exciting school this year. Respect for all the teachers pouring their heart and time towards the betterment of each kid. So, with all that excitment, he wanted to make one right away himself and quickly gathered all the materials.
Materials needed are :
- Play doh
- Sharpie pen
- Smooth dowel or a plastic dowel like toy (optional)
Gather all the materials. If you don’t have a funnel , you can either use a empty plastic bottle cut in half to act like a funnel ( http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Funnel-from-a-Plastic-Bottle) or a pvc fitting ( like I have used ).
Attach the balloon on the funnel or pvc fitting opening.
Knead the play doh a little to soften it and make small cylindrical rolls like a sausage.
Push the play doh rolls through the funnel inside the balloon using your fingers or the dowel. Keep doing it till the balloon is mostly filled with play doh. ( I have tried pushing the play doh inside the balloon without using a funnel and it was a tedious task as the play doh keeps sticking in the opening of the balloon and doesn’t slide down smoothly ).
Remove the funnel and tie a knot on the balloon.Using a sharpie, draw the desired face on the balloon may be an emoji or a spiderman or a mickey mouse.
Be creative !
Let the sharpie marker’s ink dry for a minute before you start playing with it. Your squishy ball is ready to play and to keep those fingers excercising.
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