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Have you ever made a Montessori Puzzle Ball?

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Have you ever made a Montessori Puzzle Ball? I would say it's for intermediate sewers and I'm definitely a beginner. But I gave it a shot anyway. 

There are a couple of things I love about this ball. The way the it is formed so it is easy for the child to grasp, pick up and hold. The way it draws your attention and attracts the eye. It's obviously chewable and because you can make it yourself you know exactly what is in it. I made this one from green and natural linen and put a medium sized bell in the centre to make it that much more special.  

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If you haven't made one before, let me tell you it is harder than it looks.

I printed off and followed Meg's tutorial here. I also checked out how Rachael from Little Red Farm did it here

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I really liked the sewing challenge but need so much more practice. If you don't have the time, patience or skill you can purchase one from Meg herself at At Home with Montessori. Her's look so much neater than mine!

 

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