Brittni Brown
Updated Feb 17, 2017 @ 4:01 pm
Credit: HelloGiggles

If you’ve ever been sitting at work with a bad case of the Mondays, look no further than this DIY rainbow stress relief ball. When you need a squishy, 30-second distraction from what’s happening in the news or life, then this is the perfect craft to keep nearby.

This DIY rainbow stress ball is simple to create. Just add jelly balls to a balloon and tie it in place. That’s it! Then put all your excess energy into the ball. Just make sure if you have any leftover jelly balls to dispose of, throw them out and don’t dump them down the drain.

DIY Rainbow Stress Ball


Clear balloon
Jelly balls that expand in water
Water bottle
Glitter (optional)


1. Place 1/2 tsp. of jelly balls in a bowl of water and wait 6-8 hours for them to fully expand.
2. Remove the jelly balls from the water and put them in a water bottle.
3. Place the balloon around the rim of the water bottle a squeeze the jelly balls into the balloon.
4. Tie off the balloon.
Note: If adding glitter, put it into the balloon before the jelly balls using a funnel.