How to Make Juggling Bags from Recycled Socks

Recycled Socks for Juggling!

We have to recycle so many socks at the moment as Peakles has grown again and rather than just pop them in the recycling bin I thought they would make ideal juggling bags or balls so we can practise those circus skills!  This fits in brilliantly with this month’s Project Recycle and Create’s theme for using old socks and remember to check the other neat ways to use your old socks through the links at the end!




Materials & Equipment Needed

old socks   dried rice or peas   elastic band   wool   large needle

How We Made Our Juggling Bags

First, Peakles sorted out some of her favourite old socks and turned them inside out.  Next, she filled half filled the socks with dried rice.  Then, she securely tied an elastic band halfway down the sock to stop the rice falling out.  Next, we folded the top of the sock over the rice-filled the bottom of the sock, so that the pattern was showing.  Finally, we secured the sock by stitching the top together with some wool.

Peakles loved making these juggling bags and we also experimented using different fillings as well, from cotton wool to pasta, each one gave a different feel and changed the way we threw and caught them as well!

 Project Recycle & Create


We are joining in this month with some other fantastic ideas all to do with recycled socks – why not check out these posts for more inspiration!

Teach Me Mommy has created Old Sock Snowmen

Our Whimsical Days has made some lovely Kindness Rocks

Here are some cute Pumpkin Crafts from Playdough and Popsicles


Join us next month when we reuse lids and tops with Project Recycle and Create!



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