How to Juggle Scarves

Three Methods:Learning General Juggling TechniquesJuggling Two ScarfsJuggling Three Scarfs

Clubs and balls are not the only things you can juggle. You can also juggle small squares of fabric, normally called juggling scarfs.

Method 1
Learning General Juggling Techniques

  1. 1
    Get real juggling scarfs. It is hard to juggle normal scarfs as they are large and not made for that purpose. Instead see if you can get your hands on proper juggling scarfs. You might live close to a physical shop that sells circus equipment, but if not use internet sites like eBay or Amazon. Alternatively, you could try making your own out of an old scarf.
  2. 2
    Throw scarfs at eye height. Every time you throw a scarf make sure that its peak is always at your eye level.

Method 2
Juggling Two Scarfs

  1. 1
    Get used to throwing and catching. Lift one in the air with one hand and catch it with the other hand. Repeat with both hands until you get used to it.
  2. 2
    Add in a click halfway in the scarf's fall click. If you can't click do a one-handed clap. Repeat this step much like you did the last one
  3. 3
    Replace the click with a second throw. Instead of clicking lift a second scarf into the air with one hand and catch it with the other. Repeat this until you can confidently juggle two scarfs.

Method 3
Juggling Three Scarfs

  1. 1
    Add in a click. Do two scarf juggling with the exception of clicking when your second throw is half-way threw its fall. Repeat this until you get used to it.
  2. 2
    Replace the click with a throw. Repeat the last step with one exception: when you were clicking before, now throw the third scarf. This is essentially the same as juggling two scarfs except there is always one scarf in the air.
  3. 3
    Always start with the hand that has two scarfs. Every time you want to juggle three scarfs, have two in one hand and one it the other. Start juggling by throwing one of the scarfs in the hand with two scarfs.


  • Practice! It's no good learning to juggle scarfs and then forgetting about it. You'll quickly grow out of practice plus it won't be as fun because you won't get to show off as much.


  • Do not juggle scarfs outside if it is windy because the scarfs blow away easily.
  • It is harder to partner juggle with scarfs then with balls or clubs because the throwing technique is more about lifting scarfs up and dropping them then throwing them in an arc.
  • If you already know how to juggle balls or clubs, learning scarfs will still require an adjustment because scarfs fall slower then balls and clubs due to air resistance.

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