In the "One Luxury" thread under the topic "General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion" I submitted as my luxury, 3 footbag/juggling balls. Obviously stretching the definition of one. Larry got me thinking of ways to lighten my juggling balls and it occurred to me to package my food into juggling balls. I don't know rather this fits better under "Make Your Own Gear" or not, but here is my solution.
This picture illustrates everything you will need and the final product.
1. Empty the contents of 2 packages of oatmeal into a sandwich bag. One package of oatmeal is not enough for me, besides two packages makes a perfect sized ball.
2. Cut the ends you blow into off of the balloons where the balloon begins to widen.
3. Stuff the sandwich bag full of oats into one of the balloons. It's not as hard as it sounds.
4. Stuff the first balloon into the second with the opened end of the first pointed toward the closed end of the second. You don't want the opened ends to line up.
This package is waterproof, reusable, quite durable and fun. Anything that encourages playing with food is good :). Latex does degrade over time, so this is not recommended for long term use.