A few days ago I went on a search for a hacky sack because I was hit with a huge wave of nostalgia for the days of standing in a circle and passing around a hacky sack. Little did I know, it is pretty tricky to find hacky sacks these days... But I thought to myself: wait, I can make a hacky sack!
This craft is actually super simple, really fun, and finishes with a super fun (and sturdy) hacky sack. I love making my hacky sacks using my funny socks when they starts to wear out.
- hacky sack filling (rice, small beans, lentils, barley, etc.),
- piece of paper,
- sewing needle and thread
- Use a rolled up piece of paper to funnel the hacky sack filling into a balloon.
- TIP: Hacky sacking is different based on how full the ball is: the fuller you fill it the slightly easier it will be but a bit of space means more tricks.
- Tie the balloon so none of the filling will fall out.
- Put the balloon inside a sock, all the way down to the toe.
- Cut the rest of the sock down to right above the balloon.
- Sew the sock shut (I just do this by drawing all the points of the edge together into a little point.
- Sew it together really well so that the hacky sack is as sturdy as possible (having the balloon in there will really help).