Watch the video below to learn to make what The Maker Mom made at the Maker Faire, moonballs! I first played with moon balls* about 25 years ago, way before kids and potty training , but years after dolphin training, back when I designed and facilitated team building programs. Moonballs are one of the many goodies I picked up from the master of play, Karl Rohnke.
How to Make Moonballs
All you need to make a moonball is a few pairs of tights or pantyhose and a balloon. It’s that simple.
Moon balls take the traditional game of balloon volleyball up a notch. The extra mass the hosiery adds to the balloon causes it to behave a bit more like a ball, one that is still light and bouncy. You can also play outside with it because it withstands gentle breezes, something that relegates balloon volleyball to the world of indoor sports.
As my first Maker Faire project, moonballs were a hit! That said, the project was a bit ambitious, as they do take some time to make, but I’m proud to say that everyone who started, finished.
Watch the video below to learn how to make moon balls.
I’m happy to report that I went through hundreds of legs hose at the Maker Faire, but guess what? I still have hundreds more in my basement. (True story.) The good news is that hosiery is the duct tape of women’s fashion. The question is not, “What can I do with old pantyhose?”
The question is
What can’t you do with old pantyhose?
We’re going to be having a lot of fun with these in the coming months and I invite you to #GetHosed with The Maker Mom. Yeah, I’m about to throw down a challenge, but I need to organize a few more details. Stay tuned!
* one word or two? Take your pick.