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The poi is a very fun thing to learn. It is used in Kapa Haka etc.
If you don't already have a poi maybe you should make some and give
it a go.
How to make a POI
You will need . . .
*A plastic bag
*Stuffing- fluff etc.. DON'T use toilet paper, because toilet paper
is too hard on your hands.
* First you get some wool about the length of your forearm (from
your elbow to your middle finger tip).This will make a short poi.
If you want to make a long poi, the length of the wool should be
from your shoulder to the tip of your middle finger. You will need
six strands of wool.
* Next you tie a knot at one end and then you do a 3 plait starting
from the knot. Make sure when you finish plaiting you knot the other
end leaving enough strands of wool to tie around the ball of stuffing.
*Grab a bunch of stuffing and scrunch it up into a ball about
the size of a fist. Put the leftover strands around the ball of
stuffing and tie the strands to hold the ball in place.
*Then put the plastic bag over the stuffing and gather it at the
last knot you made and tie with wool or string to hold it together.