We made home made stress balls to go in our calm down basket for when little G needs a small "time in" with mommy to help with feelings. So far we have a few books about feelings
And made a mind jar ( glitter and water and corn syrup in a jar shake and watch the glitter fall ) and now added out stress balls.
For the stress balls we made homemade playdoh with lavender and vanilla extract. You could just use playdoh from the dollar store but I wanted the scents. Then open the ballon and stuff in as much as you want, squeeze to get out the air and tie. Draw on faces and squeeze away :)