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Ninja Turtle Inspired Hand Made Juggling Balls

Images of equipment used to make Hand Made Juggling Balls

Keep the kids busy with this very quick and simple DIY.  All you need is a  couple of balloons, an old plastic bag and some rice. Then ta da, you’ve got yourself a Ninja Turtle juggling ball!

Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Make Hand Made Juggling Balls at Home

You will need:

  • 4 x green balloons
  • 1 x black balloon
  • 1 x purple/blue/orange or red balloon
  • ½ cup of rice
  • 1 x shopping bag
  • Scissors

Step 1:

  • Pour the rice into one corner of the shopping bag
  • Twist the bag and tie in a knot
  • Fan out and wrap the rest of the bag around the rice
  • Shape into a ball


Step 2:

  • Cut the end of the green balloon just at the neck
  • Wrap the balloon around the plastic rice bag
  • Repeat with the remaining balloons
  • Shape into a ball

Step 3:

  • Cut the black balloon into approx 1cm strip
  • Wrap the this band around the ball

Step 4:

  • Cut the purple balloon into approx 2.5cm band
  • Fold it in half lengthways and cut one semicircle shape for the eyes
  • Wrap the purple band around the balloon covering the black balloon band

Step 5:

  • Give the ball a final shape with your hands and you’re ready to juggle.


One response to “Ninja Turtle Inspired Hand Made Juggling Balls”

  1. Perfect timing and easy crafting for my 4yo who is getting cabin fever during these rainy school holidays! Thank you!!

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