Juggling is having a new moment in the sun – not least because of the very smart Todd Sampson and his Redesign My Brain series on the Australian ABC. It appears that juggling is the key to a growing brain, no matter what age you are – and according to this article in the New Scientist, it’s not about how good you are but the actual learning process that is valuable!
Because juggling is good for your brain, your co-ordination and your coolness, juggling balls are a great gift idea for little boys and girls as well as grandparents and everyone in-between. Making your juggling balls can be a learning process all of its own – here are some great tutorials to help you get started, some ideas for customising them and importantly, some instructions:
You will need to start with some balloons and some rice:
And you could stop there with those very funky balloon juggling balls but if you feel like taking it a little bit further … you could try covering them using a crochet technique called amigurumi. This video is a very good tutorial.
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