I always wanted to learn how to juggle. Daniel, a friend of mine, is really good at it, and it's one of those skills that stay with you and that give you something to do when you are bored (not that that ever happens).

I once went to Cirque du Soleil, and they sold juggling balls in three packs. I bought a set, leather balls filles with lightweight material. I juggled them for a while when in Hawaii, but never got good with them. I can juggle six throws easily, but eight is still elusive.

One day, I got home to find a hole in the tent and in the juggling balls. I immediately thought my contractor had done it and just didn't want to fess us (he's known for that). But then it turns out later that the balls are filled with buckwheat, and a mouse took care of eating it.

So now I had to build my own juggling balls…  Here's how I did it.