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We have had lots of fun in the past making squishy balls with balloons.

We thought we would take it a step further and make juggling balls. These juggling balls were made by the attendees at our recent engaging boys workshop but the children would be able to manage making them very easily.

Simply scoop some bird seed into small freezer bags until they are the size of between an apple and a golf ball.

Make sure you tie off the top!

Next, cut off the neck of a balloon …

and push the bag of seed into it.

Next cut the top off another balloon and a hole at the other end and wrap it over the ball, making sure you cover the first balloon’s hole.

You could keep adding as many balloons as you like to make these juggling balls into multi coloured bundles of fun!

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6 Responses to “juggling balls”

  1. Rachel says:

    you can also use rice or pasta for filling and you can snip small holes all over the top balloon, so the colour of the bottom balloon shows through. Lots of fun to make and play with :o)

    ::: They are all great ideas Rachel. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 🙂

  2. Rachelle says:

    Thanks for the ideas. Must add balloons to shopping list 🙂

    ::: Have fun with them Rachelle! 🙂 🙂

  3. Jessie says:

    Last year the children made some ‘chickens’ by filling the balloons with sand using a funnel, tying it off and then decorating with googly eyes and feathers. They looked awesome and turned out more like little creatures than chickens. hehe The kids loved them so much and all got to take home their special little ‘pet’.

    ::: That sounds like fun Jessie. We’re going to add that idea to our list of things to do! 🙂 🙂

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