This activity is very rewarding to make and play with once finished!
You will need:
- Size 3-4 mm knitting needles.
- One colour or two or more eg rainbow colours of wool or cotton 12–20 stitches
- A balloon and red lentils to fill it
- Sewing needles to bring it altogether into a ball from an oblong .
The finished ball can be used in numerous ways: throwing, rolling, fidgeting! etc but also for juggling if three are made. In addition if a thread is attached they hang and turn like a mobile or can be used as a game for swinging around. They make fun Christmas tree decorations. Some people even use them as eccentric earrings!
Video 1 reminds you how to cast on stitches, how to knit and how to attach a new colour.
Video 2 does casting off and filling the balloon and sewing and pulling it into a ball !
It’s not as difficult as it might appear !