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DIY Juggling Balls & How to Juggle ThemExpired

3 sessions starting on Jul 7

What You'll Do:

If you have always wanted to learn to juggle? Here’s your chance! Ted will walk you through making your own juggling bean bags and then how to get started juggling. Juggling is a life long skill so getting a solid foundation of how to do it and how to learn the infinite variety of tricks is important. In addition to making your own bean bags we will cover the steps to go from throwing and catching one ball to how to juggle 3, 4, 5 and more. One secret about juggling is to focus on the throws and not the catches and another is how to build success into your learning style. Once you can juggle the basic pattern Ted will show you how to break down juggling tricks so that you can teach yourself for years to come.

Skill Level:

Being able to follow instructions to assemble a balloon bean bag. Listening skills and ability of focus on instructions to enable you to throw and catch multiple objects.

Skills you will learn:

Basic assembly, throwing and catching, balance, self correcting behavior, focus and more.

What You'll Need:

  • 9 - 9 inch round balloons
  • 3 plastic sandwich baggies
  • A measuring cup, scissors
  • A filler such as birdseed, rice, or flour, or sand

About your Facilitator:

I have been juggling and performing since 1994. I was the winner of the 5 ball endurance and best trick at the 2004 Cornell University Big Red Juggling Festival. Since 2015 I have been teaching juggling in the PE Department at Nazareth College and before that I taught juggling at RIT for five years.


  • Ted Baumhauer, Ed.D.

    I have an Ed.D. from the University of Vermont in Educational Leadership along with over 25 years experience as a juggler, boomerang thrower, and teacher.  More information can be found on my web site www.redtievariety.com.


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  • Jul 7, 2021 10:00 am - 10:30 am (Pacific)
  • Jul 14, 2021 10:00 am - 10:30 am (Pacific)
  • Jul 21, 2021 10:00 am - 10:30 am (Pacific)
Age Range: 12-14 8-12
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

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