Woody the sheep knitting toy from Mama Shelter - beautiful toy, made in France, and perfect for practicing fine motor skills, patience and creativity.
Use tea strainers to make felted balls: Fill strainer with as much wool as possible. Consider mixing different colors. Dip it in warm water and shake vigorously for one minute. Open the ball and drop in a little detergent. Shake again. Reopen strainer and carefully turn the felted ball. Continue to shake the tea strainer in hot water until you get the desired firmness and size. Allow to dry!