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locaniek
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Member Since: 12th Apr 2005
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Posted:Hello all!

Next week I am invited to make pois with children. I chose to make themwith balloons and rice, but......how to do it?

Any one has an idea???

Thanks!!!


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Posted:not sure about children, but i'm pretty sure you can make poi with babies


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Posted:hey, my mum is a textiles teacher she's decided to make poi with her pupils too but not with balloons, althought thats a pretty good idea. if ur gonna use balloons & rice i would use a funnel to pour in the rice? otherwise, how about socks? if theyre just kids maybe tennis balls would be too hard, but you could still put rice in the socks cos a balloon might split if it gets hit too hard.

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Amanita
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Posted:Oh dear..Flid, that's hilarious:) Nice photo edit!

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Posted:lmao it Flid's pic..good one! biggrin

i made my daughter some Poi the other day and tennis balls are way too hard hehe... she spins em hell for leather!ubblol so yea might try something softer...i was thinking sand in a bag in a sock?

if i do ill let u know what they came out like.


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Posted:sand in a bag is a bit sore. try something a bit softer, and make the bag a loose fill.

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Posted:Written by: bluecat

sand in a bag is a bit sore. try something a bit softer, and make the bag a loose fill.

smile



ta for the tip smile will do.


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Posted:or even just a ball of foam in a bit of material

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Posted:when i was bored at work i made some poi from just layers of scrunched up tissues paper (the coloured stuff) - leaving a little loose on the end layer gave small tails then string tied tightly round them made quite good poi - lots of drag though so have to put a bit of effort in but good for practising with and fun to make (i love ripping up tissue paper :P)

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Posted:had some children ask me how to make poi today. I gave them instructions on how to make sock poi and told them to use something soft like a squidgy ball of some type. I was thinking maybe some of those kind of jelly like things that stick to walls?

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Posted:jelly things that stick to walls? Their parents will love you!

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Posted:Play Doh on the ceiling is always a good thing.

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CraZee
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Posted:I was thinkin more on the lines of bean bags.
Soft, cheap and effective.


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Posted:fill them with dried peas, they're not as dense as rice so they won't hurt so much when they hit themselve

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Posted:That pictures brilliant flid! I work in an afterschool club and am thinking of introducing them to poi. They would defo need to be somthing soft. I bet you the kids where i work will be using them to hit each other no doubt! rolled up socks is probably a good idea as it is something they all have very easy access to. a lot of the things mentioned here could be too hard, but it depends on the age of the children. any tips let me know, i'd be interested to know how well they go down! hehe

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Posted:umm just so u know... my kid admitting to fighting with hers, whilst down with her dad! when i said u mustnt do that she replied...its ok mummy we had one each!! biggrin


ended up buying some soft ones from the shop on here..i shall tell u what they are like when the arrive smile


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Posted:You could make the ones recommended on this site with shopping bags wool and toy wadding. instructions I think its on here.

Before I got my huge ball piercing tool I would pierce the tennis balls beore the class then use a piece of wire bent in half to go through the holes and pull the thread through, if that makes sense.

Used cheap coloured cord and then leather off cuts for the handles. I alos got the kids to supply their own tennis balls as I was financing the excercise

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Posted:lol flid u are my hero!!!

i don't make poi but i have fun makin babies..


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Posted:lol flid, exactly what i thought of as i saw the thread title ubblol well done

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Posted:hilarious picture!!!

As to making poi FOR children - I have beanbag ones that kinda hurt, so I wouldn't recommend that for kids. I also have the soft ones from here, and my guess is those are perfect for kids - they don't hurt at all, and they're pretty light, so even small children could still spin them. Probably foam core would be good.

Have fun, and good luck! Don't let the kids hit you with them - just each other!


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