If the kids love to juggle then why not have them
make their own juggling balls. It is a great craft and a way
for you to show interest in their new hobby.
Best if done with older children
9 inch balloons
Approximately 2 pounds of filler (sand, beans,
rice, lentils etc..)
Inflate the balloon halfway and hold it for about
60 seconds and then deflate it. This will stretch the balloon.
Insert the funnel into the balloon.
Carefully pour about 1/3 of your filler into the balloon. You
will have to move the funnel around to push the filler into the
balloon. Once filled cut the rubber edge off the top of the
balloon leaving the neck attached.
Take another balloon of a different color and cut
off the entire neck of the balloon. Gently stretch the balloon that
you just cut and then place it over the original balloon covering
the neck opening. Now take a third balloon, cut off the neck,
stretch and work it over the other two so that the original balloon
is totally covered with the new balloons.
Make two more and you have your set of juggling
Best if done with younger
(3) 2 - 21/2 inch Styrofoam
balls or a size that fits in your child's hand.
Electrical tape in a variety of
colors (Note: use at least three colors)
Select your first color of
electrical tape and totally cover the first Styrofoam ball.
Take a second color and cover just the center of the ball for about
1 inch in width. What you should have is a ball that is one
color on its two sides and a different color in the middle.
Do the same for the remaining two
Styrofoam balls mixing the colors.