Handfuls of Fun!
Fun Jacks are great for hopscotch, game pieces, and of course, jacks! But sometimes you just need something a little bigger to toss around. Fun Jack juggling balls are perfect handfuls of portable fun. Toss a few in your backpack, or hang them off your bag straps so they'll be easy to find.
Use your favorite colors and make some for yourself!
To make a Fun Jacks ball, you'll need 30 or 32 Fun Jack rings. Thirty rings will give you a ball that feels a bit looser, while thirty two rings will give you a ball that holds its structure a bit better. I prefer the thirty two ring version, but in case you don't have thousands and thousands of Fun Jack rings sitting in your garage (ha ha), both versions are equally fun, and testers (my husband and kids) said they couldn't really tell the difference.
For alternating colors, you'll need 12 of one color, and 18 or 20 of the other. This tutorial will use 12 yellows, 16 reds, and 4 blues, just so the rings are a little easier to distinguish. (I forgot to photograph the blue rings, so just pretend those blue circles are rings, okay? Thanks!)
Link another eight rings around either one or two central rings. These two sets of rings will form the front and back of your ball, so alternate the colors if you like, or use some other pattern.
Make two more to complete your set! (Or so your kids stop fighting over them! :-p)