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For each yarn toy ball you will need:

Approximately 4 yards yarn

One short piece of yarn about 6 inches long to tie off the ball


Ruler or tape measure

How to make the toys:

1. Wrap your length of yarn around the index and middle fingers of one hand. keep your fingers together so the width of your looped yarn is around 1.5 inches. (Imagine making a “gun” with the index and middle fingers of one hand.) Wrap the yarn tightly around those two fingers – you want to have a nice, tight loop of yarn – until all your yarn is wrapped around your fingers.

2. Slide the yarn off your fingers, ensuring the loop stays intact.

3. Use your short piece of yarn to tie the loop across the middle, so that it forms a figure 8. Tie the knot as tight as possible. (Tie it a coupe of times if you feel it could be tighter.)

4. Snip the loose ends on both sides and fan out the yarn. Trim any long strings to make a uniform ball.

5. Play ball!

P.S. You can use a wire brush to brush out the yarn of the finished ball to make it fluffy if you prefer.

My mom makes these just for me and my sister and brother to play with. They really scoot across the kitchen floor!

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