I love this idea found on Flipflops and Applesauce: Make beanbags out of balloons! I love how quick, cheap, and colorful this project is! Also, these beanbags remind me of those stress balls you can find at novelty shops. I wonder if you could sub one of these for a stress ball when you’re having a bad day? These would be fun birthday party favors. [project instructions here]

You can find balloons at the dollar store, and possibly the dry rice or beans needed to fill them (although, you might get a better deal at a regular grocery store). Chrissie at Flipflops and Applesauce made her own funnel out of stapled cardboard.

Project Estimate:

  • Balloons, a bag for $1 (you need 3 balloons per beanbag)
  • Rice or beans, $1 or on hand
  • Funnel, on hand

Total: $1 and up