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Practice your coordination with some homemade juggling balls.


  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a template of an oval shape about 3 1/2" by 1 1/2" and cut the edges flat. Use this to draw out 3 (9 for the set) ovals on to your first fabric.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Repeat this with your second fabric, so that you have 3 more ovals, 6 in total per ball (18 for the set).

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stitch two different fabric ovals together along one of the edges, so that the wrong sides are facing out.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew along the pinned edge, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin down a third oval, of the alternate fabric, along one side of the stitched ovals and sew in to place.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat this until all six ovals are sewn. Sew up the remaining side, so that the wrong side of the ball is facing out.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew up the top, open edge, of the ball by laying the edges flat on top of each other and sewing one straight line. Fold the ball inside out.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fill the ball with lentils or beans and stitch up the remaining open side with a needle and thread.

  • How to make juggling balls. Juggling Balls - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make two more balls and you're ready to start juggling.

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Lady Lovecraft
Lady Lovecraft
And I did the exact measurements you said but they seem really really small.. I don't juggle so I'm not sure how big or small balls usually are.
Lady Lovecraft
Lady Lovecraft
For some reason I'm just having a hell of a time trying to stitch up the last side to finally close the balls without it looking disgusting and crappy. Help Happy
Kate A.
Kate A. · Manchester, England, GB · 10 projects
I love juggling, but I always loose my juggling balls! I'll get started on these when i get the chance!
also I'm hoping to start up a business doing circus skills workshops, so being able to replace the balls this easily would be a real asset!
Haluk · 1 project
That's amazing. Can you really juggle? I've been looking for projects like this! Thanks!
Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
The Trace: MAke that a how-to!
The Trace
The Trace · United States, US · 2 projects
You can make a really easy version with Balloons and rice Happy Just fill one balloon with rice and tie it off, then take a second balloon and cut holes in it, then stuff the rice filled balloon inside the cut up one. It makes a cute little juggling ball!
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Very cool! Me and my band do a bunch of wild random things [for when we actually get big. its like.. gonna be "our thing" tha tpeple know us for] and these would be perfect for a juggling act! Awesome
Amber · 19 projects
this is adorable... my husband would LOVE these... he always trying to juggle stuff in our house... lol!
Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
This is so cool-Cat I need help, I have done the first two sewn together fine, and you cant see how I have stiched it, but when I do the third one I can see the stitches.
Can you look at my blog on my profile to see what I mean. Thank you xxx
If your online later I will show you then xxx

CO + K User

These are great! There's a friend in my last period who's always juggling. These would make a great Christmas present.
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