A wooden ball, a stick and a bit of string…no lights, batteries or sounds. It may sound like a flashback to the 1950’s, and although it is a traditional Japanese toy that has been around for hundreds of years, Kendama is one that requires form, practice and brainpower and is sure to provide hours of challenging fun. With a quick flip of the wrist, you can get the ball to land on cupped one side of the stick. Let the ball drop and another quick flip and it will be on the other side. You won’t be able to keep this toy to yourself because everyone will want to try.

Available locally at The Red Balloon, 1940 N Main, Logan.