How to Make Juggling Balls

Introduction: How to Make Juggling Balls

Nice juggling balls can cost over $45. Make better ones for under $5. They're a great way to make money while traveling, just make some balls and then go juggle on a corner. Sell them to kids and teach them how to juggle. Watch the video bellow if you want to skip all boring reading stuff.


Step 1: Get Everything Together

You will need the following:

Tennis Balls
Balloons
Hand Snippers
Dirt'

All this stuff is best bought at Target, because Wal-Mart sucks.

Step 2: Cut a Hole and Then Fill It With Dirt

Cut a hole in the tennis ball, and then fill it with dirt. The smaller the hole, the better, and you can keep the hole open by squeezing the ends of the ball.

Step 3: Wrap It Up!

Wrap your juggling balls with two balloons, the ends cut off of both. Watch the video if you want to know how far to cut. Once at least two balloons are on, pull the end out and cut it so no nub sticks off.

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    Paulojds18
    Paulojds18

    4 years ago

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    AndrewC94

    4 years ago

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    mvkid360
    mvkid360

    10 years ago on Introduction

     I once tried to make juggling balls out of just water balloons and rice. it was all going well until i realized that one of the baloons had an air pocket which caused it to pop. rice everywhere. bad idea. this looks much better and i will give it a try

    im sorry but i dont want to sound mean or anything i just dont thing i could ever sell a modified tennis ball... not a bad idea but not exactly what i thought it was gonna be

    I made some with racket balls. I drilled a small hole in the side, used an injector and filled them with water, then I sealed the hole with hot glue. I just thought I'd throw that out there if anyone wanted another idea. I didn't think of the balloon idea though. I really like it. I'll have to do that. Thank you! It's a great instructable.

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    J@50n
    J@50n

    11 years ago on Introduction

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    clown96
    clown96

    11 years ago on Introduction

    but i will also add to use something to wigh them so then they will all be the same weight =)

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    thegamist
    thegamist

    11 years ago on Introduction

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    ntgrater
    ntgrater

    13 years ago on Introduction

    If you want to work out you arms you can fill them with bbs or lead shot

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    endotoxin
    endotoxin

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    I was just about to mention this as well. So-called Exerballs can cost as much as $90 a set, but this gets anywhere between 1 and 1.75 lbs per ball for perhaps a $12 investment. I also use rubber cement to seal the hole before wrapping it in a balloon for stability.

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    Llama Nerds
    Llama Nerds

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    You can also do something similar for a lot cheaper: Get a few rolls of pennies and stuff them in the tennis balls. I have some of these I've used for a nice workout. I'll have to do the balloon thing to them to dress them up a little. Also, anyone know how well the tennis balls would bounce if you didn't cut them or fill them, just wrapped the balloons around them? I suppose racquetballs might be cheaper....

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    frollard
    frollard

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You dont want bounce in juggling balls...hence why you half fill them with dirt or sand - it absorbs the impact.

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    Llama Nerds
    Llama Nerds

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I actually like having bounce in my balls (heh) so that I can do reverse juggling too.

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    frollard
    frollard

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    this is true - bounce juggling balls want a lot of bounce - when learning you want balls that will absorb the hits with your hands to ease catching.

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    Llama Nerds
    Llama Nerds

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Having tested my own theory, I can say that the balloon rubber has no effect on the bounciness of the tennis balls. I've done this with a few tennis balls I had laying around, and they work fine for reverse juggling.

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    Full Frontal Graphic
    Full Frontal Graphic

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Cast Iron Balls sells their bigger size for under 30 for 3 balls... they will last for centuries and are 100% recycled

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    endotoxin
    endotoxin

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Where does one find cast iron balls? Are you talking about "Grape Shot" or something different?

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    Full Frontal Graphic

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    No, they have 2 inch and 2-and-a-half-inch / 2-pound solid cast iron balls

    The ones I have are shiny plated, but they sell plain iron too.

    I put the address on an earlier post... but if you cant spot it, :http://www.castironballs.org