What type of poi is best for you?

There are many different types of poi, from traditional Māori poi to sock poi, glow poi, and fire poi! Below are three types of poi that are a great starting place. They can all be made from materials you’ll find around the house.

Sock Poi

How to make poi - sock poi

Sock poi are the quickest and easiest to make, and are very durable. They are a great choice if you want something with a bit of weight and stretch. Internationally, sock poi are the most common starting place for your first pair of poi.

Corded Sock Poi

How to make poi - corded sock poi

Corded sock poi are a combination between sock poi and Māori poi – they are easy to make like sock poi, and soft and light like Māori poi. They are a great choice for frail older adults or young children.

Māori Poi

How to make poi - Māori poi balls

Māori poi are a wonderful craft activity and a great way to connect with Te Ao Māori (the Māori world). They are soft and light, and make a beautiful percussive sound when hit on the body. They take the longest to make, but are well worth the effort.

Follow our DIY How to Make Poi video to get started!

Now it’s time to learn your first poi moves!

Gain access to hours of fun with this poi starter pack, including a printable guide with easy to follow diagrams on poi making, and the 25 Ways to Play video which showcases 25 poi moves to get you started. Treat yourself or purchase as a gift for friends and loved ones.