Ninja Turtle Inspired Hand Made Juggling Balls

Images of equipment used to make Hand Made Juggling Balls
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Keep the kids busy with this very quick and simple DIY.  All you need is a  couple of balloons, a small bin liner 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 small plastic bin liner
  • Scissors

Step 1:

  • Pour the rice into one corner of the small bin liner
  • Twist the bin liner 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 bags
  • Repeat with the remaining balloons and rice bags
  • 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. Joy Adan @joyadanwrites says:

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

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