This is a Halloween craft but it’s also a love craft. See, when Lo and I first met way back when, we both worked at Science North, a children’s science museum in Sudbury, Ontario. Learning to juggle, and teaching others how, was part of the job description. It was our way of breaking the ice with the visitors and getting them involved in the whole museum experience. On top of that, we taught people how to make these balloon and rice juggling balls so they could go home, throw some together, and keep honing their juggling skills.
Science North is where Lo and I first made eyes at each other. And it’s pretty much guaranteed that we fell in love whilst learning to juggle (and flirting our pants off) over a shared trio of balloon and rice juggling balls. So today’s craft is dedicated to Lo and his blue-green eyes: the sweetest pair of eyes I ever did see.
Balloon and rice juggling balls have been around for eons. HERE is a fine tutorial by the Ontario Science Center‘s SciZone already done up and ready to go. It shows how to make the basic juggling balls. Today I’m adding my very own Halloween twist on this tried and true craft.
Tutorial ✂ Halloween Juggling Eyeballs
Start by making the basic juggling balls as per the OSC tutorial.
Starting to look like eyeballs, eh? You could leave them just like this, but I chose to add a little flavour to them by painting in some irises and drawing on some tiny red veins.
Make a few as Halloween decorations or have a go at juggling yourself! It’s surprisingly relaxing once you figure it out. It only took me 24 days to learn!
Have yourself a fantastic weekend. Eye’ll be back here on Tuesday!