I've seen people make these precious little felt balls and so I thought I'd try it out. In the process I learned a lot about what not to do, so I thought I'd share with you the correct way to make these.My son has a mini basketball that I used as the model. I made a pattern by rolling the ball on some tissue paper and tracing the basketball lines with a pencil. It turned out that I got a shape that looks like a big eye. I cut out four of the eye shapes and sewed them together.
Then I flipped the ball inside out and stuffed it with way more stuffing than I thought possible. To make it a little more fun, I put in a "Midnight Crazy!" It's one of those little cat toys with a bell in a cage. It's safe because if Owen somehow figures out how to rip open the ball he still couldn't choke on the bell since it's in the little cage.
When I make these again I will probably not make a ball shape because it's hard to get perfectly round. I think I'll make a cube and I'll also leave the seams out and wash it to make it look frayed like I did on my tummy time blanket.