I had some giggles coming up with a title for this post—big balls, green balls (ewww), etc.. Clearly, I’m channeling my inner 12 y. old boy.
A Foxtail toy is a ball with a nylon sock about 30 inches long sewn onto it. It’s good for playing fetch and is easy to throw. Saffron likes shaking the one she has. Instructables has a tutorial on how to make your own Foxtail-type toy. You’ll need:
- a tennis ball–an old one will work fine
- at least 30″ of fabric (preferably lightweight nylon)
- sewing machine
- heavy duty thread or dental floss
- heavy duty needle
- possibly needle-nose pliers
The tutorial doesn’t have a template for the sock, but the dimensions should be 9 inches on one end, 2 inches on the other end, and 30 inches long. It should taper on the center from the wide end to the narrow end.