A felt ball for the younger ones

My youngest cousin celebrated his first Christmas and all of us gave him presents, who can resist buying toys or tiny clothes?

Of course I bought clothes too but I also wanted to give him a ball that reminded me of one I had when I was a kid. A soft and colorful ball with a bell inside. I have heard that kids like bright colors and at the time he was almost hypnotized by bright, red colors!  He just loved the red cow on our milk packages.

My idea was to make a nice and colorful ball of some sort of fabric.
I went to my local crafting store and found figures and sheets of felt. They did feel quite weak and I was afraid he would be able to tear the ball apart. Later on I heard he did, but apparently he loved it!

I found a pattern at the shishi girl, which I used, I just made the pentagon a bit smaller.

I chose to use two pieces of each color, none of the same beside another and the figures were stitched by hand. I’m quite satisfied with the result but next time I might use a better fabric or strengthen it with a cotton layer or vlieseline!