Squishy Balloon Balls

Squishy Balloon Balls

This is a fun project to do with the kids. They will have as much fun making this project as they will have playing with them afterwards. And these squishy balloon balls are so easy to make at home!

What you need

1/2 Cup Salt
1 Cup Flour
1 Tbs oil
1 Tbs cream of tartar
1 Cup water
3 Balloons per ball


Mix dough ingredients together in a pan and heat until doughy, stirring all the time. This will take a few minutes. Remove from the pan and knead till smooth then allow to cool for about an hour.

Take 3 balloons and cut most of the neck off each one so you just have the round bit of the balloon left. Now take a ball of dough about 2 or 3 inch across. The more you pack into one balloon, the less squishy it will be.

Stretch one balloon over the ball of dough. This can be a bit tricky. Working quickly before it spills out add another balloon over the top so that the first hole is covered by the second and do the same again covering up the second hole with the third balloon.

It’s now ready to play with.

You can glue on eyes wool hair and felt feet if you want to make this into a little critter.


  1. just use flour

  2. Awesome!

  3. Hi there this sounds great I am just wondering how long they last and if the dough mixture goes hard or rots after a while?

    Would love to hear answers from those who’ve tried and tested!!

  4. I’m about to make one. They seem REALLY cool!

  5. I’m about to make one. They seem REALLY cool!

  6. I’m about to make one. They seem REALLY cool!

  7. Made this for my kids and my mom. My mom has RA in her hand it was very good exercise for her. She loves it!!!

  8. Can anyone tell me how many balloon balls can be made from a single quanity of mixture? Thank you.

  9. umm…it was acutualle really good instruction! but i kinda don’ have one of the supplies…what cani do about that?

  10. Hey guest that dissed the awesome craft comment. Shame on you!

  11. Clever, fun idea!

  12. It’s a great one but I ddidn’t use water nor tarter! I also found that Bird Seed or Saw Dust worked well too!

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