This is one of the classic toys from my childhood memory. (I am not that old.) I remember playing, throwing, catching and juggling them. This also makes the perfect Birthday present for my baby girl who is turning two TODAY! As my children watched me sew them, I cannot keep them off their hands. As soon as I finish one, they grab it to throw, juggle and play with them.
Colourful fabric cut to 15cm x 15cm squares
1. Put two pieces right side together and sew together four sides with 1cm seam allowance, leaving a 3cm opening for turning. Double stitch 2-3cm at corners for strength.
2. Zig-zag stitch four edges, leaving the same 3cm opening for turning.
3. Trim corners and turn right sides out. Use a funnel to fill the bag with 1 cup of rice. Top stitch the opening 2mm from the edge. Remember to back stitch at both ends.
A pair of little hands are already holding onto it before I quickly cut off the thread.
‘Look! Here is another one...’ disappearing into jungle.