Stress Toys


Oh, the joys of stress relief toys. When I was a kid, my friends and I used to get together at recess and fill balloons with all-purpose flour. Those were good times. Until my dog got "stressed." I always liked the idea of stress toys--basically capitalizing on the chewing-gum-with-your-hands reflex--but somehow, when I'm really stressed, I never end up resorting to any of these toys. I usually just seethe in privacy, but hey, I'm working on it. Here are a few derivatives on the classic "ball" template...Let me know if you've gotten some decent mileage and/or tranquility out of any of them!

Thinking Putty: "Slightly harder than other putty. This is the true original. For those with strong hands." (Also available in glow-in-the-dark)

The Noodle Ball: "Bright colorful noodles are encased in a clear plastic skin." Hmm. Sounds like a spring roll.

The Fortune Water Ball: Filled with liquid and a mysterious floating cube-oracle. This ball "will give you answers to your most important questions like 'Will I get a raise?', 'Will my co-workers stop bugging me?' or 'Does Becky in accounting like me?' (Um, yeah, maybe not...that last invoice was kinda botched.)