I've had fun making an Amish 'puzzle ball' for some neighbours who've recently had a baby.
It's a fascinating thing. It's composed of three circles:
One has all the central points joined, one has none of them joined and one has them joined in pairs like a mouth:
To put it together, you slot the 'mouth' one over the one where all the points are joined:
Then you slot over the one where none of the points are joined and voila!
For now, I hope the baby will enjoy the strong contrast between the two fabrics. When she's bigger she might like chewing on it. Hopefully eventually she'll enjoy not only throwing it as a ball but also figuring out how to take it apart and put it together again :-)
If you'd like to have a go at making one, the instructions I followed are here.
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